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Letters of "His Excellency": Constructing George Washington's Road to the Constitutional Convention By Geoffrey Dietrich
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A national hero retired in 1783 from the stormy sea of politics, but less than four years later, he was the central figure in the most important convention in our country’s history. ... More > Washington’s letters and writings during his retirement years provide the answer to why Washington returned to lead our country. George Washington wrote prolifically to other national figures like John Jay, Henry Knox, and James Madison. He expressed his fears and concerns most openly during his conversations between these men and it shows his dedication to remaining retired, his opposition to power seeking, and how Shays’s Rebellion in Massachusetts affected him. Washington was not a coquettish power seeker, but a retired hero hoping to enjoy the remainder of his life. The letters to “His Excellency” George Washington brought a tired soldier back from retirement.< Less
Letters of "His Excellency": Constructing George Washington's Road to the Constitutional Convention By Geoffrey Dietrich
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A national hero retired in 1783 from the stormy sea of politics, but less than four years later, he was the central figure in the most important convention in our country’s history. ... More > Washington’s letters and writings during his retirement years provide the answer to why Washington returned to lead our country. George Washington wrote prolifically to other national figures like John Jay, Henry Knox, and James Madison. He expressed his fears and concerns most openly during his conversations between these men and it shows his dedication to remaining retired, his opposition to power seeking, and how Shays’s Rebellion in Massachusetts affected him. Washington was not a coquettish power seeker, but a retired hero hoping to enjoy the remainder of his life. The letters to “His Excellency” George Washington brought a tired soldier back from retirement.< Less
The American Crisis By Thomas Paine
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The American Crisis is a pamphlet series by 18th century philosopher Thomas Paine. It was originally published from 1776 to 1783 during the American Revolution. Often known as The American Crisis or... More > simply The Crisis, there are sixteen pamphlets in total. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783. Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, "Common Sense." The pamphlets were contemporaneous with early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. They were written in a language that the common man could understand, and represented Paine's liberal philosophy. Paine's writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people's consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace. The first volume begins with the famous words "These are the times that try men's souls."< Less
The Scottish Chiefs By Miss Jane Porter
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This beautiful historical romance was written by Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850) and first published in 1810 to immense acclaim. It covers the exploits of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish... More > warrior and patriot, during the epochal years 1296 to 1305. Miss Porter augments the historical record with the patina of romance as she details the intimate lives of her protagonists. It is a warm, passionate portrayal, highly praised by contemporaries such as Sir Walter Scott. In the year of Scotland Homecoming 2009, this wonderful romance represents all that is fine and fair in Scottish History and Literature.< Less
The Scottish Chiefs By Miss Jane Porter
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This beautiful historical romance was written by Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850) and first published in 1810 to immense acclaim. It covers the exploits of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish... More > warrior and patriot, during the epochal years 1296 to 1305. Miss Porter augments the historical record with the patina of romance as she details the intimate lives of her protagonists. It is a warm, passionate portrayal, highly praised by contemporaries such as Sir Walter Scott. In the year of Scotland Homecoming 2009, this wonderful romance represents all that is fine and fair in Scottish History and Literature.< Less
A Coming Storm By Peter Craigie
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In 1776 on the eve of the American War of Independence, Charles George MacPherson, a patriotic young American flees the Mohawk Valley in New York after killing a well-known Loyalist. He travels to... More > Paris and later to London where he discovers friendships among the people he had presumed to be the enemy, only gradually resolving his conflicting loyalties. At the heart of his dilemma is his life-long love for the beautiful Mary Graham and his developing friendship with Thomas Graham, her devoted husband. But his past from the Mohawk Valley catches up with him and has to be confronted amid the horror of London during the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots.< Less
Your Colonel By Montgomery Sutton
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In July 1776, the Declaration of Independence is the last thing on the mind of young Colonel Aaron Burr. As the British fleet invades Staten Island, Burr’s illicit romance with the teenage... More > daughter of a British Major and his longstanding battle of principles with George Washington collide, propelling him towards becoming our most vilified founding father. Your Colonel is the first part in the Aaron Burr Cycle — tracking the birth of America and its rapid evolution through Burr’s eyes.< Less
Dixon, Chambers, Kinder, Ross, Palmer & McHone Family Histories By William A. Hamilton
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The Dixon family came to Pennsylvania as early as 1784. David Dixon fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. The Chambers family came to New Jersey in 1776. The Kinder family came to the... More > colonies in 1751. Seven sons of the original immigrant were said to have fought in the Revolutionary War. The Ross family came to America in 1705. The Reverend George Aeneas Ross helped establish the Church of England in the colonies. His son, George Amos Ross and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and served as a Colonel in the Continental Army. Rev. Ross’s son-in-law George Read also signed the Declaration of Independence and as well as the Constitution. In the next generation, John Ross served in the Revolutionary War. His wife Betsy Ross designed the first American flag. The Palmer family came to Virginia in 1791. The McHone family came to Virginia as early as 1708. Later, Archibald McHone served in the Continental Army. His grandson Millington McHone fought in the Union Army.< Less
Freedom almanac 2015 General Joffre's USA Wimps By Robert Joffre
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Autobiography By Thomas Jefferson
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Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). At the beginning of... More > the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France. Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790–1793) serving under President George Washington. With his close friend James Madison he organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and subsequently resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to John Adams of the Federalists, Jefferson opposed Adams and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.< Less