19 Mar 2019
March 19, 2019

Edmund Burke and the Boston Port Act

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Edmund Burke (1729–97) was a Whig member of Parliament from 1766 – 1794. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College. He was an author, philosopher and political theorist. In the years leading up to the American Revolution Burke was a good friend of the American Colonies and argued on our.. read more →

18 Mar 2019
March 18, 2019

Stamp Act Repeal

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March 18, 1766 – Stamp Act Repeal Passed the prior March 22, the Stamp Act caused widespread protests, violence and a complete boycott of British trade in the colonies. The boycott caused massive disruption in London trade and gave England and America their first taste of the colonies’ growing economic power. The Stamp Act repeal.. read more →

10 Feb 2019
February 10, 2019

Venison 45

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February 10, 1770 – A group of patriotic ladies arrived at the City Hall at the intersection of Wall and Broad Streets with a saddle (loin) of venison stamped with the number 45 and presented it to an inmate in the basement jail. The prisoner was Captain Alexander McDougal, leader of the NY Sons of.. read more →

08 Jan 2019
January 8, 2019

Aaron and Theodosia Burr

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An Unusual Relationship: Aaron Burr and his Daughter Theodosia Many of you know that I am writing a biography of Aaron Burr’s daughter Theodosia Burr Alston. The book is for a young adult audience and will be a scholastic book for use in school libraries and classes. It’s a great opportunity to get young readers.. read more →

23 Dec 2018
December 23, 2018

Happy Birthday John Jay

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Happy Birthday, John Jay, born December 23, 1745. Graduate of King’s College (Columbia University) member of the Continental Congress (NY) Minister to Spain, diplomat (England), author of The Federalist Papers, 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Governor of New York. read more →