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A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards

The British evacuation of Philadelphia had been under way for several days. Given the honor to be among the last units to leave, the... The post A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

April 28

Who were the subjects of advertisements in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Man named CUFF … Three Dollars Reward.” “TO BE SOLD, A Negro Man … expert at all husbandry Business.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Apr 2021

Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic

Abraham Bancker gave in to temptation on September 10, 1789, when he petitioned George Washington for a federal appointment as compensation for his service... The post Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic appeared first on Journal...

“She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s Unremarked Life

When the War of the Revolution began in April 1775, Connecticut resident Judith Jeffords née Philips was nineteen years old, had been married for two... The post “She had gone to the Army . . . to her Husband”: Judith Lines’s...

April 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All gentlemen passengers, [who are] inclined to favour him with their custom[, will] meet with good usage, from their humb[le ser]vant.” From the early spring through...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Apr 2021

Locating “Revolution Happened Here”

Here’s a digital public history project to keep an eye on the coming years: Revolution Happened Here: Our Towns in the American Revolution, from the Pioneer Valley History Network.This website invites local history organizations from western Massachusetts...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Apr 2021

Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: New Jersey Soldier Oliver Cromwell

Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She became a major conductor on the Underground Railroad, as well as an advocate for Women’s Rights.... The post Nineteenth-Century Remembrances of Black Revolutionary Veterans: New Jersey Soldier Oliver...

“Quite in the Land of Amaze”

Yesterday we left Israel Putnam at noon on Saturday, 3 Sept 1774, sending letters to many other Connecticut militia officers, passing on dire news he had heard about Boston.Putnam himself set off toward Boston on horseback with his local militia regiment,...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Feb 2021

Israel Putnam and ”an express from Boston”

On 1 Sept 1774, British soldiers acting on orders of Gen. Thomas Gage took control of province-owned gunpowder stored in Charlestown (now Somerville) and two cannon used by a Cambridge militia company.As governor and thus captain-general of the Massachusetts...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Jan 2021

January 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “He will sell for the following Prices.” K. Sexton sold books at a shop “Near the Great Bridge in Hartford” in the early 1770s. Like many other early American...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jan 2021

January 4

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Stop the Felons!” Although colonial newspapers carried stories about a variety of events, much of the crime reporting appeared among the advertisements.  Rather...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Jan 2021

December 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADVERTISEMENTS of not more than ten Lines, are taken in and inserted for THREE SHILLINGS three weeks.” On November 13, 1770, Thomas Green and Ebenezer Watson, printers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Dec 2020

“I also Seized the schooner, and her appertunances”

As recounted yesterday, on the afternoon of 18 May 1770, Customs service land waiters Owen Richards and John Woart spotted a schooner being unloaded on Greene’s Wharf. They went over to that ship, the Martin, and found Capt. Silvanus Higgins in...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Dec 2020

“I believe they are a smuggling”

With less than two weeks left in 2020, there are still some significant events in 1770 that I missed discussing on their Sestercentennials, so I’m trying to catch up. The first of those events took place on 18 May and centered on Owen Richards,...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Dec 2020

Some Say the Tea Will End in Fire

Today’s the 247th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which is impressive, though not quite at Sestercentennial level.Earlier this month a student working on a History Day project asked me why the Sons of Liberty tossed the East India Company tea...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Dec 2020

December 11

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “They have been at the expence of bringing workmen from Philadelphia.” Herman Allen and Levi Allen embarked on a new venture in December 1770.  The Allens ran a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 11 Dec 2020

November 14

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “We here offer them a Specimen.” Subscribers and others who regularly read the Connecticut Courant immediately notices something different about the November 13,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2020

The Departures of the Rev. Mr. Mosley

On Easter in 1772, as I described yesterday, Trinity Church of Pomfret, Connecticut, formally set up its governing structure.The minister was the Rev. Richard Mosley, a Cambridge University graduate and former Royal Navy chaplain. The man who had founded...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Nov 2020

Settling the Rev. Mr. Mosley in Pomfret

When the Rev. Richard Mosley arrived in Pomfret, Connecticut, in September 1771, asking about the need for an Anglican minister, Godfrey Malbone was cautious. He certainly needed a minister for the little church he had designed and built himself. For...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Nov 2020

“Proceeding from the small share of light that is within us”

So you want to read the “instrument” that Godfrey Malbone composed for the committee of Congregationalists who came to his house in February 1772, questioning the credentials of his new Anglican minister, Richard Mosley? The statement that...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Nov 2020

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