Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 27, 1776 Samuel Adams “toasts” in

July 27, 1776 Samuel Adams “toasts” independence. “People I am told, recognize the resolution [of independence] as though it were a decree promulgated from Heaven” Samuel Adams writes a friend. revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eBCcb

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July 20, 1776 George Washington receives

July 20, 1776 George Washington receives an apology from British General Howe and offers him a pardon. Washington responds “that those who had committed no fault, wanted no pardon” and that the Americans are only defending what they deemed their … Continue reading

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July 18, 1776. The Declaration of Indepe

July 18, 1776. The Declaration of Independence is read at the Boston State House for the first time. http://ow.ly/i/ephiD

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July 14, 1776, On this day in history. L

July 14, 1776, On this day in history. Lord Howe sends George Washington a letter but fails to address him as “Your Excellency,” the common title for the leader of an army. Instead Howe addresses him as “George Washington, esquire,” … Continue reading

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On this day July 13, 1776. Henry Knox is

On this day July 13, 1776. Henry Knox is anguished at the danger in New York and asks his young wife Lucy to take refuge in the countryside. “I am not at liberty to attend her, as my country calls … Continue reading

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Huzzah! Washington orders the Declaratio

Huzzah! Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read to his troops in New York. Some of his men are so excited that they pull down the statue of King George III and melt it into musket balls. Samuel … Continue reading

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July 9, 1776, George Washington’s men i

July 9, 1776, George Washington’s men in New York tear down the statue of King George III after they hear a reading of the Declaration of Independence, which details the king’s abuses: The king has a “history of repeated injuries … Continue reading

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