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Creating Order: Rufus King and the Nascent American Republic

On the afternoon of April 30, 1789, George Washington stepped onto the balcony of the freshly-renovated and renamed Federal Hall on Wall Street in... The post Creating Order: Rufus King and the Nascent American Republic appeared first on Journal of the...

“Aged SAM. in dotage frail”?

Yesterday I quoted some lines from Dr. Lemuel Hopkins’s poem welcoming the year 1795 for the Connecticut Courant.Having praised Federalist heroes from Massachusetts, Hopkins turned to attacking the state’s Jeffersonians:But still no flowers...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Jan 2020

Who Picked the Committees at the Constitutional Convention?

Through four months in the summer of 1787, passionate arguments over political principles filled the Pennsylvania State House while hard-nosed political horse-trading buzzed in... The post Who Picked the Committees at the Constitutional Convention? appeared...

Are You Ready for a Cabinet Meeting?

For Presidents Day, we look in on George Washington’s meetings with his cabinet on 1-2 Aug 1793.The issue on the table was what to do about Edmond-Charles Genet, the French diplomat who was stirring up support of Revolutionary France, resentment...
From: Boston 1775 on 19 Feb 2018

Oney Judge and “the President’s Wishes”

As I reported yesterday, George Washington has been our richest President so far. Most of his property consisted of land, both plantations in Virginia and unsettled claims to the west, and slaves. A lot of those slaves had come to his wife Martha or her...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Dec 2016

"Williamsburg, which has hitherto been proverbial for general Health, is now notorious for the Contrary"

“Our Soldiery are in a Situation, truly distressing to themselves, and the Country. To themselves, as they are now labouring under severe Autumnal Disorders, many of which prove Mortal, and to the Country, as we are apprehensive, that the upland People,...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 11 Oct 2013

"Their particular fortune to be called to the trial": American...

"Their particular fortune to be called to the trial": American loyalists make an appeal to the KingOn this date in 1788, a year before French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille in a bid for their…View Post
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 14 Jul 2013

“We are in confusion beyond parallel”:...

“We are in confusion beyond parallel”: Nation-building in Revolutionary VirginiaOn June 21, 1776, Edmund Randolph was caught in a whirlwind in Williamsburg.  A member of the 5th…View Post
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 21 Jun 2013

"Such is the constitution of things that an act of public devotion will receive no opposition from..."

“Such is the constitution of things that an act of public devotion will receive no opposition from those who believe in its effect to appease offended heaven and is registered in the cabinet of the politician as an allowable trick of political warfare.”...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 18 Jun 2013

Washington Asks Lee for an Aide

In February 1776, Gen. George Washington was desperate enough for an aide de camp with the right skills that he asked Gen. Charles Lee to send him one. Specifically, he wanted William Palfrey (1741-1780, shown here), one of Lee’s aides in New York....
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Mar 2013

Anthony Walton White Does Not Impress

On Thursday, I’m going to Gen. George Washington’s headquarters in Cambridge to speak about how he managed his generals and his staff. Back on 25 July 1775, a young man showed up at the same building hoping for a place on that staff.Anthony Walton...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Mar 2013

Washington’s Birthday at Washington’s Headquarters

Tomorrow, 22 February, is the date America finally settled on as the anniversary of George Washington’s birth. And shortly before the Bicentennial the federal government established its Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) holiday as the third...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Feb 2013

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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