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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
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Speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776

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This Day in Colonial History -- September 21st:
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 •  1591-French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France 
 •  1621-King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling 
 •  1676-Benedetto Odescalchi elected as Pope Innocent XI 
 •  1677-John and Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher 
 •  1745-Battle of Prestonpans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
 •  1746-French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais and Dupleix Madras 
 •  1756-John McAdam (inventor of macadam) is born in Ayr, Scotland
 •  1776-Nathan Hale, spies on British for American rebels, arrested 
 •  1779-Spaniards capture Baton Rouge
 •  1780-Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point
 •  1784-Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser first successful U.S. daily newspaper
 •  1792-Proposal by Collot D'Herbois,, first French Republic forms to abolish the monarchy in France
 •  1814-The Star Spangled Banner published as a poem 
 •  1815-King Willem I takes oath in Brussels 
 •  1820-Future Union General John Reynolds is Born
 •  1823-Joseph Smith, Jr. reports his initial visitation with the Angel Moroni.
 •  1837-Charles Tiffany founds his jewelry and china stores

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posted on Colonial Sense: 09/20/2014
Mystery Surrounds Skeletons in Mass Grave
September 12, 2014, Popular Archaeology by Staff
Further tests will be conducted on skeletons initially recovered from a centuries-old mass grave in Durham City, in the UK, in 2013.

...The remains of two individuals have been radiocarbon dated and the results point to a date of death sometime within 1440-1630.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/20/2014
Ship From Doomed Franklin Expedition Found in Arctic After 169 Years
September 09, 2014, NBC News by Gil Aegerter
A ship that figures in one of the greatest mysteries in Arctic exploration — the 1840s disappearance of the Franklin Expedition — has been found, Canadian authorities said Tuesday.

It’s not known yet whether the ship found in Canada’s Arctic is the HMS Erebus or HMS Terror, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement, but the discovery was confirmed Sunday using a remote underwater vehicle.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/19/2014
Famous George Washington Painting To Be Restored
September 08, 2014, The Associated Press by Staff
One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has begun planning the conservation and digital analysis of the full-length “Lansdowne” portrait of the first president that was painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796, museum officials told The Associated Press. The 8-foot-by-5-foot picture is considered the definitive portrait of Washington as president after earlier images in military uniform.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/19/2014
'Old Ironsides' sails across Boston Harbor before 3-year-rehab
August 29, 2014, United Press International by Frances Burns
The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship of war in the U.S. Navy, went for a final sail Friday before a three-year rehab.

The vessel, nicknamed Old Ironsides, will make one more trip across the Boston Harbor in October, said Peter Melkus, a spokesman. But it will be pushed by a tug instead of moving by sail power in an exhibition to mark the 217th anniversary of its launch.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/08/2014
Past Masters heritage group defends throwing old Chinese coin into sand dune
August 23, 2014, ABC (Australia) by Xavier La Canna
A Northern Territory heritage group is defending a decision to throw an old Chinese coin found on a remote island back into sand dunes, saying it did not have a choice.

The brass coin, thought to be from the Qing Dynasty and minted between 1736 and 1795, was found on Elcho Island last month by a group of heritage enthusiasts called Past Masters.

posted on Colonial Sense: 09/08/2014
Happy Birthday, U.S. Treasury
August 02, 2014, Time by Victor Luckerson
It was 225 years ago today that the still-nascent United States finally decided to get its financial house in order. The Department of the Treasury was established on Sept. 2, 1789, during an early session of the 1st United States Congress. The Department’s duties, according to the founding law, are:

“…to digest and prepare plans for the improvement and management of the revenue…to prepare and report estimates of the public revenue, and the public expenditures; to superintend the collection of revenue; to decide on the forms of keeping and stating accounts and making returns, and to grant under the limitations herein established, or to be hereafter provided, all warrants for monies to be issued from the Treasury, in pursuance of appropriations by law.”

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/29/2014
All the Bar's a Stage, And All the Players Are Drunk
August 26, 2014, The Wall Street Journal by Pia Catton
Ross Williams aims to put the bar back into the Bard.

His latest ShakesBEER series in August took thirsty theatergoers to four bars in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. At each stop, actors launch into a scene from Shakespeare plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet" or "As You Like It," often in front of regulars and tourists who have no idea what's going on.

At the end of the scene, the ShakesBEER crowd moves on to the next venue. Drink, watch, repeat.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/29/2014
Camp Security archaeological dig starts Monday
August 26, 2014, The York Daily Record by Teresa Boeckel
An archaeological dig started Monday morning to search for 18th century artifacts that could reveal more about the history of a Revolutionary War prison camp in Springettsbury Township.

"We're just hoping we find something," said Carol Tanzola, president of the Friends of Camp Security.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/26/2014
On the trail of the 'Blood Countess' in Slovakia
August 22, 2014, CNN by John Malathronas
With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

However, exactly 400 years ago, on August 21, the horror was all too real, as the life of the most prolific female mass murderer of all time -- a noblewoman by the name of Countess Elizabeth Bathory -- came to a grim end.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/26/2014
Sunday Is the 200th Anniversary of the Burning of the White House
August 22, 2014, Time by Jay Newton-Small
Look around Washington D.C. this summer and you’ll find parades, speeches and shows to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 100th anniversary of World War I. Heck, there are even exhibits honoring the 25th anniversary of Prague’s Velvet Revolution and the fact the 50 years ago the Beatles first invaded America, to much teenage frenzy.

But what you won’t find are a lot of mentions about the War of 1812’s bicentennial. “Wait,” you may ask, “if it was the War of 1812, why would we celebrate it in 1814?”


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