Journey to the American Founding

October 5 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 5, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

The tea is on its way from England to America. More and more colonists know it. A new chapter is coming across the ocean, 100 nautical miles closer each day.

People’s lives as they’re being lived today are on the verge of major change. It’s true for free black workers at Jefferson’s Monticello, for a young girl “bound out” to a doctor’s family, for everyone else.

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

TITLE: Americanism Redux: October 5, 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

“The North Briton,” is a newspaper launch by John Wilkes, published in 1764-65 –  Reference #1301-1303

It lasted for two years until the British government shut it down. The government’s closure of his newspaper only served to enflame the freedom – loving Wilkes all the more. He went from agitator to radical.

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

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