What Would Satisfy the Americans?

Doctor Franklin, being in England in the Year 1775 was asked by a Nobleman, what would satisfy the Americans? Answered, That it might easily be comprised in a few Re’s Which he immediately wrote on a piece of Paper Thus, Re call your Forces, store Castle William, pair the Damage done to Boston, peal your …

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The Rattle-Snake as a Symbol of America

Messrs. PRINTERS, I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, “Don’t tread on me.” As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for …

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Bradshaw’s Epitaph

The following inscription was made out three years ago on the cannon near which the ashes of President Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of a high hill near Martha Bray in Jamaica, to avoid the rage against the Regicides exhibited at the Restoration: STRANGER, Ere thou pass, contemplate this CANNON, Nor regardless be told …

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