Monday, July 29, 2013

Allies At Last - French American Relations

Liberty's Kids episode number 25.  Allies at last.  About the French finally back the American cause.  Now to dispel some common but incorrect historical information about British, American relations during the American Revolution.

From; The American Revolution, by; Sydney G Fisher  Dated January 09th, 1902.

During the seven years fighting of the revolution Great Britain sent out peace commissioners and kept offering terms which steadily increased in liberality, entire freedom from taxation, in fact almost everything the rebel colonists had demanded, up even to a sort of semi-independence. Your great grandfather voted down everyone of them. He attended with Franklin the famous peace meeting with Lord Howe on Staten Island and rejected Lord Howe's terms. And why? Because none of them contained the one essential condition, absolute independence. Your great grandfather was a Kruger.

The above section came out of this history e-book.  You can check it for yourself.  

The above history e-book is an incredible read.  Well worth your time. 

English: Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726-1799)
English: Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726-1799) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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