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Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe

In the fall of 1771, the South Carolina rice merchant Henry Laurens sailed to Britain with his teenaged sons. They toured the countryside and... The post Henry Laurens and the Grand Tour of Europe appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that Went Awry

“Unless some great and capital change suddenly takes place,” Gen. George Washington wrote from Valley Forge on December 23, 1777,[1] to Henry Laurens, the... The post Tapping America’s Wealth to Fund the Revolution: Two Good Ideas that...

Joshua Barney, the Hyder-Ally ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath

One of the most colorful men to seek and earn an officer’s commission in the Continental Navy was Joshua Barney. He was a man... The post Joshua Barney, the <i>Hyder-Ally</i> ‘s Triumph, and its Aftermath appeared first on Journal...

Strange Bedfellows: Adams and Franklin as Diplomatic Duo

Close the window. No, leave the window open. Cold night air can be toxic to one’s health. No, what’s truly toxic is stifled, fetid... The post Strange Bedfellows: Adams and Franklin as Diplomatic Duo appeared first on Journal of the American...

“My Dear Nell:” The Love Letters of John Moultrie

Dr. John Moultrie was born in 1729 in South Carolina to a father of the same name, one of five brothers. Educated in Edinburgh,... The post “My Dear Nell:” The Love Letters of John Moultrie appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Henry Laurens in England, 1771–177

On October 9, 1771, a ship arrived at the southwestern tip of England. The Earl of Halifax had spent twenty nine days crossing the Atlantic... The post Henry Laurens in England, 1771–1772 appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens

George Washington surrounded himself with the best and the brightest young men involved in the revolutionary cause. Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman, Robert Harrison, the... The post The Glorious Career and Unfortunate Death of John Laurens appeared...

The First Countries to Diplomatically Recognize the United States

“Diplomacy is seduction in guise …”, whispered Benjamin Franklin to his fellow commissioner John Adams. “One improves with practice.” Although the quote isn’t real... The post The First Countries to Diplomatically...

“The Man Unmasked”:  Henry Laurens, Egerton Leigh, and the Making of a Revolutionary

Henry Laurens, one of colonial South Carolina’s wealthiest and most politically powerful planter-merchants, was a conservative by nature.[1]  When the imperial crisis began to... The post “The Man Unmasked”:  Henry Laurens,...

Stamp Masters in the Deep South

In South Carolina, two men received appointments under the Stamp Act: George Saxby as inspector of the stamps and Caleb Lloyd as distributor.This appears to have been a way to spread the patronage around. But official news of those appointments didn’t...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Oct 2015

Henry Laurens’ 15 Months in the Tower

Henry Laurens was a plantation owner and wealthy merchant in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1776, he was sent as a delegate of the colony to Philadelphia. In 1777, he was elected President of the Continental Congress and remained in the position to almost...

“Congress Does Not Trust Me. I Cannot Continue Thus.”

“Congress Does Not Trust Me. I Cannot Continue Thus.” These are two of the most important sentences George Washington ever spoke. Almost instantly they destroyed a plot aimed at ruining his reputation and forcing him into humiliated retirement. At...

Most Underrated Revolutionary?

While Nathanael Greene is getting greater recognition, I believe his contributions are still undervalued because the American cause in the South was on “life support” when he assumed command in 1780 and in less than a year and with virtually no outside...

The Declaration of Independence and Big Capital

The folks at Seth Kaller, Inc., and the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries sent a report on a big sale:The rare first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence we auctioned yesterday brought $632,500—a record price for any historic newspaper....
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Jun 2013

New Book: Europe and the Islamic World

John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein, Europe and the Islamic World: A History (Princeton, 2012).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 14 Nov 2012

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