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Early Concerts of the 18th Century

The first public concert in America, of which we have record, was held in Boston. This was in 1731, at a time when the New England ban against secular music was gradually being lowered. The affair, “a Concert of Music on sundry Instruments”, was held in “the great room” at Mr. Pelham’s, an engraver, dancing master, instructor in reading and … Continue reading

Music of George Washington – Musical Conditions in Early America

To understand the music of George Washington’s time, it is necessary to know musical conditions in America from the days of the first settlers to the end of the eighteenth century. Although there was little music here in the years immediately following the first coming of the white men, it is not correct to assume that there was no considerable … Continue reading

Who Was the Youngest Revolutionary War Soldier or Sailor? – Public comments

Last month we asked:”Who was the youngest (verifiable) soldier or sailor of the American Revolution?”


My 5th Great Grand Uncle, Archibald Smithson was born in 1765 aged 10 when the war started he was later captured by the British and in a POW Camp in New York City along with 2 others from Harford County, Maryland. This is based … Continue reading

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