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fortheking16 · 2 hours ago
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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry - May 10, 2021
Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 10, 2021
I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – May 10, 2021: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after May 5, 2021. I try to check every day or two since they can add a lot of records fast. New and Updated     NEW New Hampshire, U.S., Birth Records, 1631-1920 5/10/2021 NEW New Hampshire, U.S.,…
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serious2020 · 8 hours ago
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Brazilian Black Rome: Black History of Bahia
Brazilian Black Rome: Black History of Bahia
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nationsandcannons · 9 hours ago
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May 12, 1784
Regarding the American treaty, the key episodes came in September 1782, when French Foreign Minister Vergennes proposed a solution that was strongly opposed by his ally, the United States. France was exhausted by the war, and everyone wanted peace except for Spain, which insisted on continuing the war until it could capture Gibraltar from the British. Vergennes came up with the deal that Spain would accept instead of Gibraltar. The United States would gain its independence but be confined to the area east of the Appalachian Mountains. Britain would keep the area north of the Ohio River, which was part of the Province of Quebec. In the area south of that would be set up an independent Indian barrier state under Spanish control.
However, the Americans realized that they could get a better deal directly from London. John Jay promptly told the British that he was willing to negotiate directly with them, cutting off France and Spain. The British Prime Minister Lord Shelburne agreed. He was in charge of the British negotiations (some of which took place in his study at Lansdowne House, now a bar in the Lansdowne Club) and he now saw a chance to split the United States away from France and make the new country a valuable economic partner. The western terms were that the United States would gain all of the area east of the Mississippi River, north of Florida, and south of Canada. The northern boundary would be almost the same as today.
The United States would gain fishing rights off Canadian coasts and agreed to allow British merchants and Loyalists to try to recover their property. It was a highly favorable treaty for the United States, and deliberately so from the British point of view. Prime Minister Shelburne foresaw highly profitable two-way trade between Britain and the rapidly growing United States, as indeed came to pass. (source: Wikipedia)
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henryshybitchclinton · 10 hours ago
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Sir Henry Clinton at the Siege of Charleston
despite being the commander in chief, he was ever mindless of his personal safety. Clinton might appear in the trenches at 3am for a surprise inspection, or show up in the batteries with shells bursting around him.
“The General, from the first moment to the hour of surrender, was the most indefatigable officer in the lines, where at all hours, and in perilous ones, he exposed his health and life.”
It was this kind of bravery that usually endeared British Commanders to their men, but not Clinton. His men never came to love him the way they had with the equally reckless Howe or Cornwallis. But of course, Clinton had the bravery but not the personalities of those men.
Source: Portrait of a General by Willcox
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henryshybitchclinton · 10 hours ago
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The Siege of Charleston 1780
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On May 12 the city of Charleston surrendered to forces under the command of British General Sir Henry Clinton after a prolonged siege
It was Clinton’s greatest victory of his military career, and one of the worst American defeats of the war
The entire southern army was captured
It was sweet revenge for Clinton, who four years before had tried to take Charleston and failed at the time
Yet, Clinton’s victory had within it the seeds of defeat. He fell out with Lord Cornwallis during this time, and their feud would paralyze the war effort
At Charleston, the long road to Yorktown began
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anatomy-lesson · 8 months ago
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“Peiping Is Bombed,” Toronto Star. August 27, 1930. Page 19. ---- Capital of North Visited by National Aeroplanes --- Peiping, China, Aug. 27 - (UP). - Aeroplanes from the National government base at Tsinanfu bombed Peiping at 11 a.m. to-day The capital of the Northern army was panic-stricken as the explosives wrecked houses and buildings. There were no casualties. Four bombs were dropped inside the former Imperial palace court at Counghai, once the residence of the Manchus.
The bombing machines also flew over the legation quarter, but avoided dropping explosives on the foreign quarter.
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Maybe you’d also like John Burgoyne’s very pretty signature on your blog
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Maybe you’d like Henry Clinton’s whack signature on your blog
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nationsandcannons · 2 days ago
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May 10, 1779
Here's a link to a source explaining some of John Andre's thinking, as well as a letter where he details his correspondence with Arnold on the very same day with an associate.  
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hoteltea · 2 days ago
i love your reblog talking about how the characters/arcs people tend to favour depends on when they started watching the smp, because it’s so true :(( i favour c!dream because i remember all those streams with him messing around and having fun, and that one stream where he was building the prime path (the first dsmp stream of dream’s that i watched live, ever). i favour c!george because i remember the first stream, when george was having fun together with dream and they thought nothing more than a survival world would come of it
yeah, the time you started watching is especially important when it comes to c!dream team, because they were really only active together s1, and mostly pre-l'manburg too (after that, dream stopped playing on the server with them much, and most of of lore discussions with c!sapnap and c!george are about their relations with c!dream) and with c!dream specifically, i find it odd when so many people completely get his character wrong but like. understandable i guess, with his motivations being scattered across streams that are only watched if you were actually in the fandom at the time, and with him being seen as the big bad and only the big bad, biases can make rewatchers completely overlook him and his motives.
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serious2020 · 3 days ago
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What the mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin have to teach Black moms today - CNN
What the mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin have to teach Black moms today – CNN
What the mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin have to teach Black moms today – CNN — Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/09/health/anna-malaika-tubbs-the-three-mothers-wellness/index.html
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henryshybitchclinton · 4 days ago
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Sir Henry Clinton and Lord Charles Cornwallis
Annotated list of some sources [1/6] (links under the cut!)
Portrait of a General
The only full biography on Clinton, and a good one at that. Very well balanced, it is largely based on Clinton’s own papers. It surveys the British side of the war, even having incisive views on other major british participants that Clinton interacted with. Willcox’s theory on Clinton is ultimately subject to debate, but it is placed in the back of the book and so does not interfere with the main biography much. 10/10 highly recommended.
The Campaign in Virginia vol i and vol ii
These two volumes are a compilation of papers relating to Clinton and Cornwallis’ feud before and after Yorktown. Highly important for anyone interested in primary sources, or the debacle of Yorktown on the British side. It includes Clinton’s defence of his conduct (the narrative) as well as Cornwallis’ answers back to him (their pamphlet feud in England)
Correspondence of Cornwallis vol 1, 2 and 3
A large collection of Cornwallis’ correspondence ranging from his time in America, India and Ireland. It also functions somewhat like a biography. Good primary source.
The Cornwallis biography: America and Imperial Years
Vol one focuses on his time in America, vol two on his life after that. This is the only major biography on Cornwallis. It is a good treatment of him, if a little bit too nice. 9/10
The Southern Gambit by Stanley M. Carpenter
Focuses on Cornwallis’ campaign in the south during the Amrev. A good analysis of it, not too biased, even takes the American side into account. 8/10
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henryshybitchclinton · 5 days ago
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Thinking of the Amrev battle where British General Henry Clinton fought American Generals George and James Clinton for control of Fort Clinton in 1777
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henryshybitchclinton · 6 days ago
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Cornwallis invading Virginia
O’Hara: General Clinton isn’t going to like this
Cornwallis: Why do you think I’m doing it?
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whatisarchaeology · 7 days ago
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On this day in 1778, George Washington appoints Baron Friedrich von Steuben as Inspector General of the Continental Army. A Prussian veteran, von Steuben is often called the "father of the US military" and credited with transforming the army into a successful fighting force.
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