Rough Diplomacy


Silas Deane : Patriot Destroyed

Silas Deane, was Connecticut delegate to the Continental Congress, shortly, after he was ousted from his seat and was sent as the first American envoy to Paris in 1776. on a secret mission. The Committee of Congress for Secret Correspondence, was then formed . It’s members were Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Harrison,…

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The Loyal 9

In 1765, a group of colonists  called themselves the Loyal Nine , they wanted to protest the Stamp Act. As the group got bigger, they became known as the Sons of Liberty. Very little is known about the Loyal Nine as they operated in complete secrecy. Since they were a close-knit…

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Deadly Encounters -Almost

A few of the most infamous assassination attempts in US history. Richard Lawrence, 1835 Richard Lawrence may not have assassinated a U.S. President, but he was the first one to try. The mentally ill – out of work house painter believed he was King Richard III of England and that…

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It’s in the blood : Print Type

The reason this is titled  , It’s in the blood, is because this is  my own relative, Elizabeth Timothy or Elisabet Timothee (30 June 1702 – April 1757) was a prominent colonial American printer and newspaper publisher in the colony of South Carolina who worked for Benjamin Franklin. She was…

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