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AMERICAN REVOLUTION – BACKGROUND


In 1767, the British Parliament passed the Townshend Acts, which imposed import duties on paper, glass, paint, and other common items imported into the American colonies. The Sons of Liberty and other Patriot organizations responded with a variety of protest actions. They organized boycotts of the goods subject to the duty, and they harassed and threatened the customs personnel who … Continue reading


CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


Many poems and songs were included in Captain Dewees book. This article contains most of them.

A. Your preface already too long — now let it cease. Leave war awhile and contemplate sweet peace; Peace that passeth understanding, and that gives, A glorious zest of life to him that rightly lives. ” No trumpets” now ” with martial clangor … Continue reading


CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


There was a young Indian of the tribe of friendly Indians who had a kind of straggling quarters amongst us. He was passionately fond of music, but good for nothing but to steal, lie and to do mischief of all kinds. He came very near being the instrument to deprive me of my right arm all my life, if not … Continue reading


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