Journey to the American Founding

October 12 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.


Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: October 12, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

Darkness can be the defining part of life. Darkness comes to the colonists in the days leading up to October 12. A horrific clash occurs in the mountains.

A colonist activist in New York City warns readers about the British East India Company and its dark practices.

And a woman who is a leading voice in the cause of colonial rights is in despair. Only the sharpest eyes can see through the darkness.

Journey to the American Founding, Sept 17 1773, Black Woman Slave on trial for murder in Maryland

TITLE: Americanism Redux: October 12, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

Item #0334, John Somers writes “Concerning the Rights, Powers, and Prerogatives of Kings, and the Rights, Privileges, and Properties of the People.” This book written by Somers is sixty-four years old by 1773, the time of its first edition printed in the British colonies. The desire to publish the book reveals the tones of discontent in British colonial life before the Boston Tea Party.

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