Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 29, 1776: Brothers British General

June 29, 1776: Brothers British General William Howe and Admiral Richard Howe arrive in New York harbor with their soldiers, sailors, and marines. They proclaim, “Flushed with the idea of superiority after the evacuation of Boston, the Americans desire decisive … Continue reading

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6-28-1776 revolution240.com Col. Moultri

6-28-1776 revolution240.com Col. Moultrie defeats British @ Ft. Sullivan in SC British retreat to NY http://ow.ly/i/enolm

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June 28, 1776, Congress receives Thomas

June 28, 1776, Congress receives Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten version of the Declaration of Independence & tables it for future discussion. http://ow.ly/i/envW9

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1776, Declaration of Independence brain

1776, Declaration of Independence brain trust. “Before I reported it to the committee, I communicated it separately to Dr. Franklin and Mr. Adams, requesting their corrections, because they were the two members of whose judgments and amendments I wished most … Continue reading

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June 1776. Why Adams choose Thomas Jeffe

June 1776. Why Adams choose Thomas Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence. “You inquire why so young a man as Mr. Jefferson was placed at the head of the committee for preparing a Declaration of Independence? I answer: It … Continue reading

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June 9, 1776: Martha Washington’s son J

June 9, 1776: Martha Washington’s son Jack learns that his mother survived the live smallpox vaccination. “The receipt of your kind letter . . . gave me the sincerest pleasure to hear you were in so fair a way of … Continue reading

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Thank you for all your birthday wishes.

Thank you for all your birthday wishes. Want to introduce my new book, which you can pre-order http://amzn.com/1621574784

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