Journey to the American Founding

August 3 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.


Lewis & Clark Portraits. (2023, July 21). In Wikipedia.This file appears on (Public Domain)

Map – Lewis and Clark Expedition. (2023, July 21). In Wikipedia. This file appears on (Public Domain)

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: August 3, on the Journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

250 years ago on August 3, the futures of people will criss-cross in ways they cannot imagine. Thirty years ahead of the famed Lewis and Clark expedition, Thomas Jefferson is struggling to organize his life, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are exactly two days old, York is an enslaved three-year old boy, and Sacagawea is yet to be born. On this same day George Washington staggers from the pain of a swollen tooth, while Stanislaw Konarski, who might well have been a Founding Father of a Polish republic, dies.

TITLE: Americanism Redux: August 3, 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

Sentences on the Contemplative Life – ca. 1400 – Reference #0483

“Written by Isadore of Sevile, his work appeared in Polish educational circles during the late Middle Ages. Konarski would have known the work quite well..”

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

Journey to the American Founding

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