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CAPT. DEWEES CONT. – REV. WAR FIFER


After retreating to Princeton from Philadelphia we did not lie long at that place. From Princeton we went to Bethlehem. Northampton County, Pa. Whilst we laid at Bethlehem I went frequently to the Nunnery which was used as a hospital to see the surgeons dressing the wounds of the wounded soldiers. Among the number I remember seeing two soldiers, … Continue reading


A HISTORY OF CAPTAIN SAMUEL DEWEES – REV. WAR FIFER


FOREWORD

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


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