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Preserving Red Jacket’s Peace Medal

This portrait shows the Seneca leader Red Jacket wearing the silver medal engraved with a symbolic picture of him meeting President George Washington in 1792. In the early 1800s, Red Jacket faced pressures from both inside and outside his community. White...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 May 2021

May 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An ODE set to Music, consecrated to the memory the Rev. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the months immediately after the death of George Whitefield on September 30, 1770, a...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 May 2021

May

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon … By the Rev. Mr. WHITEFIELD.” Following the death of George Whitefield in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1770, printers, booksellers,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 May 2021

Property Rites: How ‘modern’ is the story of Mary Ashford?

As a warning to female virtue, and a humbleMonument to female chastity,This stone marks the grave ofMARY ASHFORD,Who, in the 20th year of her age,Having incautiously repaired to aScene of amusement, without proper protection,Was brutally violated and...
From: Naomi Clifford on 27 Apr 2021

April 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Wesley’s SERMONS, on the Death of … GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” In the fall of 1770, Daniel Fowle and Robert Fowle, printers of the New-Hampshire Gazette, extensively...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Apr 2021

April

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A Sermon, on the death of the Rev. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD, preached by JOHN WESLEY.” In the months following his death in Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 30,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Apr 2021

April 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The last Will and TESTAMENT of the late Reverend and worthy GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” After fading from American newspapers for a time during the first few months of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Apr 2021

April 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “This Sermon contains a summary Account of Mr. WHITEFIELD’S Life.” When George Whitefield, one of the most prominent ministers associated with the eighteenth-century...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Apr 2021

Joseph Dobel “very unfavorably represented”

Capt. Joseph Dobel, veteran of a Boston riot, the Continental Navy, and the East India trade, was discussed at the highest levels of the U.S. government in 1799. President John Adams was then beefing up the United States Navy. Having had the U.S.S. Constitution...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Apr 2021

“Upon his Interment a large Mob attended”

As I described yesterday, the funeral of Lt. Gov. Andrew Oliver on 8 Mar 1774 did not go smoothly. Some of Oliver’s close friends and relatives, including his brother, Chief Justice Peter Oliver (shown here), and their in-law, Gov. Thomas Hutchinson,...
From: Boston 1775 on 31 Mar 2021

A Funeral Procession for Andrew Oliver

I started this month reviewing the events of early March 1774: the return of the Massachusetts Spy, the death of Lt. Gov. Andrew Oliver (shown here), John Hancock’s Massacre oration, and the second Boston Tea Party.That wasn’t all. Lt. Gov....
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Mar 2021

March 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A SERMON, on the Death of the Revs. Mr. GEORGE WHITEFIELD.” The simultaneous commemoration and commodification of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport, Massachusetts,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Mar 2021

The Sources for Revere’s Window Art

My second thought on the art that followed the fatal events of early 1770 is perforce not as developed as yesterday’s. Of the three images that Paul Revere illuminated in his windows on the first anniversary of the Boston Massacre in 1771, we can...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Mar 2021

March 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “THE celebrated Sermon preached … on the Death of the late Rev. Mr. George Whitefield … By JOHN WESLEY.” Word of George Whitefield’s death in Newburyport,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Mar 2021

March 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Sermons on the Death of Mr. WHITEFIELD.” A little more than five months following George Whitefield’s death on September 30, 1770, the commodification of that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Mar 2021

“My sincere attachment to the interest of my country”

On the morning of 3 Mar 1774, Andrew Oliver, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, died. He had previously held the offices of provincial secretary and stamp agent, though of course he never got to do any work in that last capacity.John Adams viewed Oliver...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Mar 2021

The New Massachusetts Spy

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the Massachusetts Spy had gone a full month without a new issue.Zechariah Fowle and Isaiah Thomas had launched that newspaper in the summer of 1770 with ambitious goals. As described back here, it was smaller than the...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Mar 2021

A Long Search for Hercules Posey

At Zagat, the chef and culinary historian Ramin Ganeshram shared the story of her research into Hercules Posey, head cook at Mount Vernon and the Presidential Mansion in Philadelphia until he freed himself from slavery. In this article, Ganeshram describes...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Feb 2021

“Perpetual Memorial” from the Paul Revere House, 5 Mar.

Last March we commemorated the Sestercentennial of the Boston Massacre. There was a big gathering at the Old South Meeting-House with remembrances of each victim. There were book talks and signings. There were many reenactment scenarios around the center...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Feb 2021

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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

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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.