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The Disappearance of George Penn

After George Penn sat on the Salem gallows for an hour and was whipped twenty times, as described yesterday, the authorities sent him back to the Essex County jail to finish another part of his sentence for rioting: two years’ imprisonment. At the...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Nov 2020

January 29

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Weekly News-Letter (January 26, 1769). “Sundry stolen Goods.” News did not appear solely among the news items in eighteenth-century newspapers. Instead, several...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 29 Jan 2019

Halifax Reacts to the Occupation of Boston

In 1768 the royal governor of Nova Scotia, which included modern-day New Brunswick, was Lord William Campbell, shown here. According to Emily P. Weaver’s 1904 paper “Nova Scotia and New England During the Revolution,” as of 1766 the...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Oct 2018

Top 10 Patriot Militia Commanders of the Revolutionary War

Having recently discovered Journal of the American Revolution, I have spent many hours reading through the archive. I particularly enjoy reading the discussions that Top 10 Lists provoke and benefiting from such an incredible exchange of information and...

The Service of Colonel William Campbell of Virginia

Colonel William Campbell was the quintessential commander for the tough, independent-minded riflemen who formed the militia units from Campbell’s home in the mountains of the southwest Virginia. Tall, muscular and dignified (although he had a fiery...

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012

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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

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This is the basic structure:

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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.