Journey to the American Founding

September 28 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: September 28, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

The fate of a black woman arrested, convicted, and sentenced on charges of attempted murder takes a sudden turn. Five judges make their decision as to the rest of her life.

Her life occurs against the backdrop of seven ships loaded with tea leaving England and bound for America, while the Ohio River valley teeters on the verge of war.

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

TITLE: Americanism Redux: September 28, 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

“Notes On The State Of Virginia,” by Thomas Jefferson, published in 1801 –  Reference #0655

Jefferson is one of the most important influences on the course of American life as it expands west of the Appalachian Mountains and into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes. It’s in the “Notes” that Jefferson refers to Cresap as a murderer.

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

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