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Walking down the tranquil paths of the Frank Melville Park in Setauket, it's nearly impossible to imagine this gentle village rattled by . American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, American History, George Washington, Us History, Ancient History, Family History, American Independence, Colonial America

The Culper Spy Ring

Walking down the tranquil paths of the Frank Melville Park in Setauket, it's nearly impossible to imagine this gentle village rattled by a war, but if one was to step back in time to 1778, they would find the area and the mood abound to be quite different. During the Revolutionary War, Long Island was completely occupied by British forces after their victory at the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Once established, they took over everything: moving into colonists' homes, stealing their…

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Paintings & Prints

From the outset of his collecting in the 1920s, Henry Francis du Pont recognized the importance of portraits, paintings, prints and maps to the room settings he was creating at Winterthur.

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. --Thomas Paine (From Common Sense, Pray For America, God Bless America, Common Sense Thomas Paine, Great Quotes, Inspirational Quotes, President Quotes, American Independence, Colonial America, Founding Fathers

"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind." --Thomas Paine (From "Common Sense," 1776.)

 This teapot celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act was intended for export to the American colonies.

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Teapot, "Stamp Act Repeal'd" 1766

Robert Townsend, spy in revolutionary war in Washington's Culper spy ring. American Independence, American Freedom, Us History, American History, Family History, American Revolutionary War, Colonial America, Grave Memorials, He Is Able

The Townsends of Oyster Bay and Washington’s spy ring

Sketch by Peter Townsend of his uncle Robert (aka Culper Jr) 1813.

Patrick Henry (May 1736 – June - a Founding Father of the United States. - Sarah Shelton - February - first wife of Patrick Henry. - Dorothea Dandridge - February - second wife of Patrick Henry.

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick Henry

A creamware teapot commemorates the repeal of the 1765 Stamp Act, circa Today In History, Us History, American History, Chocolate Pots, Chocolate Coffee, Tea Art, Colonial Williamsburg, My Tea, Before Us

The American Revolution

The Stamp Act applied to the colonies a stamp tax on all sorts of paper—from newspapers to legal documents to playing cards—that had been in place in England for more than a century.

Stamp Act-The British were in debt so the British taxed the colonists on printed materials, the colonists revolted against it. Those that pay the tax receive an official stamp on their documents, making them legal documents.

Procession in New York in opposition to the Stamp Act - 1765

Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets .

Thomas Paine. Emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776) that advocated colonial America's independence from Great Britain.

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