Journey to the American Founding

August 17 1773

The stories we’re seeing from the last half of 1772 and early 1773 are a mixture of change and continuity. Surrounding the mixture is an intensification of actions and decisions. The new and old twist together in revolving cycles. The pace is not what it once was—it has picked up speed.

The Remnant Trust - Journey to the American Founding Aug 17 1773 Judges Gavel

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: August 17, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

Two spaces—a new church and an old tavern. How long will each last, especially in the face of a great storm like the one that roars from the Atlantic Ocean and up the Merrimack River. Benjamin Franklin sees a different kind of storm about to flash in the sky.

So, once more, how long will your structure last?

TITLE: Americanism Redux: August 17, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


To know us better then is to know us more fully now. Welcome to Americanism Redux and my one-a-week stories of 250 years ago. For the all the stories thus far, Visit Historical Solutions, Dr Dan Miller’s website>


Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

Vindication of the Government of New-England Churches – by John Wise in 1772-  Reference #0365

Wise’s powerful exposition is a must-read for the people of “Ye Olde First Church”, opening today in 1773 in Wiscasset in the British colony of Massachusetts and the future American state of Maine.

View The Remnant Trust “Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum PDF for reference>

Journey to the American Founding

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