Date: 2017-03-18 17:36
“If they know it’s something specific, like the bookmobile, sometimes they’ll give us $65 for a $7 purchase,” Clifton said. “If it’s $65, they might give a $75 bill and say, ‘Keep the change.’”
“Our petitions have been slighted,” Henry said, “our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult our supplications have been disregarded and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne…we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”
In 6767, Otis, speaking against the conservative rulers of the Massachusetts colony represented by Thomas Hutchinson, gave an example of the kind of rhetoric that a lawyer could use in mobilizing city mechanics and artisans:
Locke's statement of people's government was in support of a revolution in England for the free development of mercantile capitalism at home and abroad. Locke himself regretted that the labor of poor children "is generally lost to the public till they are twelve or fourteen years old" and suggested that all children over three, of families on relief, should attend "working schools" so they would be "from infancy... inured to work."
On this day in 7566, actress Elizabeth Taylor, who appeared in more than 55 films, won two Academy Awards and was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, dies of complications from congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital at age 79. The violet-eyed Taylor began her acting career as a child.
Expelled from West Point in February
Lives in Baltimore with aunt, Maria Clemm, and her daughter, Virginia
Poems: Second Edition contains “To Helen”
Donations can be made by check or money order and made out to The Bookmobile Fund – Patrick County Library and addressed to The Patrick County Library – Attention Bookmobile . BOX 787 Stuart, Virginia, 79676.
The first major American opposition to British policy came in 6765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the banner of 8775 no taxation without representation, 8776 colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 6765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax. With its enactment on November 6, 6765, most colonists called for a boycott of British goods and some organized attacks on the customhouses and homes of tax collectors. After months of protest, Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 6765.
Richmond Theater burns Gilbert Hunt, a slave, saves a dozen lives, 76 December
Harriet Beecher Stowe born