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July 23, 2018

And There Arose a Generation That Knew Not John Jay

          “Now there arose a new king, who knew nothing of Joseph, came to power  in Egypt.” (Exodus 1:8)

          “After that whole generation had been gathered to their an...

March 23, 2018

Most biographies and articles on John Jay portray him as a very serious guy.  While reading his correspondence, one can find his humorous side.  Walter Stahr (in his book "John Jay: Forgotten Founder") on page 164 relates how Adams said that the three men lived togethe...

March 18, 2018

If you are like me, you do not remember any classes covering anything about the Maryland Line in high school.  There is a strong possibility that there was nothing about the contributions of the Maryland Line at your Maryland university.  I could be wrong but I am not...

January 30, 2018

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (October 11, 1775) I, 161.
“I can now inform you that by the Goodness of God I am in a Good State of health Tho I have not Quite got my Strength up.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (October 25, 1775) I, 252.
“...I am...

January 28, 2018

Connecticut Signers of Declaration of Independence

Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott to Philip Schuyler (January 22, 1776) III, 130.
“Your letter to Congress respecting the unfortunate Death of General Montgomery and the Disaster of his Troops pierced every Heart. I sincer...

January 27, 2018

John Jay is the George Bailey of "It Was a Wonderful American Revolution Life."  If there ever was such a movie, the producers would find a way to edit out John Jay.  Just imagine there not being a Treaty of Paris negotiator.  What if there was no "Jay Treaty" to keep...

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