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Samuel Dewees. born in 1760 near Reading Pa., was forced to live with Richard Lewis, a tory quaker, when nearly 5. This proved to be a sad time for Sammy as he was treated very cruelly.

He then told of the patriotism in the American colonies and the conflicts leading to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

His … Continue reading

18th Century recipe – A Rich Cake

[1772] “A Rich Cake
 Take six pounds of the best fresh butter, work it to a cream with your hands;

then throw in by degrees three pounds of double refined sugar well beat and sifted; Mix them well together;

then work in three pounds of blanched almonds, and having them altogether till they are thick and look white.

Then add … Continue reading

18th Century recipe – Cake Icing

”To Ice a great Cake:

Take two Pound double refin’d Sugar, beat and sift it very fine,

and likewise beat and sift a little Starch and mix with it,

then beat six Whites of Eggs to Froth, and put to it some Gum-Water, the Gum must be steep’d in Orange-flower-water,

then mix and beat all these together two Hours, and … Continue reading

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