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May 26, 1776

Edmund Pendleton, president of the Virginia Convention, warns Maryland that Lord Dunore’s fleet has “turned up the bay and passed the mouth of the York River.” 855 more words

Star Wars Highlights America's Libertarian Spirit

Forty years ago, pop culture was changed forever by a film most people thought would be nothing more than an ephemeral summer flick. The movie’s mastermind had minimal acclaim prior to its release, and his biggest hit before 1977 was… 138 more words

The Library of American Biography

Complete in 10 volumes. Sparks, Jared. Hilliard, Gray, and Co., Boston; 1839. Illustrated with 10 engravings. Decorated brown publisher’s cloth. 12mo. Very good.

Scarce complete set of biographies of prominent American authors, statesman and historical figures. 52 more words

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May 25, 1776

In Pennsylvania, a resolution passes calling for a popularly elected provincial convention to draw up a new form of government.

John Adams writes the following notes regarding the days activities:  “Resolved that a Committee be appointed to confer with his Excellency General Washington, Major General Gates, and Brigadier General Mifflin, and to concert a Plan of military Operations for the ensuing Campaign. 229 more words

Philly on a budget

10 Totally Free Things to do in Philadelphia

A year ago, I took my daughter Kate on a day trip to see some of the historical sights in Philadelphia. 59 more words


Major General Philip Schuyler Historiography

Unless you live in New York’s Hudson Valley, you may not be aware of the American Revolutionary War contributions of Philip Schuyler. A member of the landed gentry, the Continental Congress named Schuyler as one of the first four Continental Army Major Generals in June 1775. 2,282 more words

American Revolution

May 24, 1776

After conferring with General Washington, Horatio Gates, and Thomas Mifflin, Congress votes to inform the commanding officer in Canada to “contest every foot of the ground” and especially prevent the enemy from ascending the St. 447 more words