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Your search for posts with tags containing Roger Sherman found 11 posts

January 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All Persons Indebted to said Sherman, are desired to make immediate Payment, to prevent Trouble.” John Sherman had two purposes in placing an advertisement in the Connecticut...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Jan 2022

Top Ten Demolished Houses of Revolutionary War-Era Connecticut

This story is the unfortunate flip side of “Top Ten Revolutionary War Patriot Homes in Connecticut”: the most significant Connecticut houses demolished in the... The post Top Ten Demolished Houses of Revolutionary War-Era Connecticut appeared...

Trading for Gunpowder Just Before the War

Last year I wrote about the New London, Connecticut, merchant Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., and his many ways of evading Customs duties on molasses and other goods.Shaw’s experience moving molasses from the Caribbean to mainland North America was useful...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Feb 2020

Roger Sherman: The Only Man Who Signed All Four Founding Documents

Thomas Jefferson stood outside the halls of congress late one afternoon. And with the hand that penned the Declaration of Independence, he pointed across... The post Roger Sherman: The Only Man Who Signed All Four Founding Documents appeared first on...

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? “ROGER SHERMAN … has lately sent a Fresh Assortment of Goods there to the Care of Mrs. SARAH JOHNSON.” Connecticut Gazette (September 6, 1766).Relative to the number of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2016

John Adams’s Memory of Appointing Gen. Washington

After his Presidency and again about twenty years later, John Adams wrote out his memories of how the Second Continental Congress chose George Washington to lead its army on 15 June 1775. Because these recollections came from such an important member...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Oct 2012

Why Are Some Founders Forgotten?

At the Imaginative Conservative, Daniel L. Dreisbach shared an essay (originally published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute) on...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Aug 2012

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.