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By Joseph J. Ellis
Via pictures of 4 figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis offers a different viewpoint at the position of tradition in post-Revolutionary the US, either its excessive expectancies and its frustrations.
Each existence is attention-grabbing in its personal correct, and every is used to brightly remove darkness from the ancient context.
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87 After negotiations for the surrender had begun, General Lincoln was petitioned by civilians and militia to surrender: one petition of three hundred civilians included fifteen names of Jews;88 another of 346 members of the militia, officers and men, included the names of fourteen Jews;89 and another also of militia had 111 names, but none of Jews. The petitions the Jews signed were alike: the petitioners had been informed that the difficulties in the negotiations for surrender related wholly to the civilians; the British commander had offered them their estates but would consider them prisoners of war, admitting them, however, to parole; and the petitioners, seeing no advantage in further resistance, requested the general to accept these terms.
On the value of the Indico so certified,” making no distinction of persons 25 The Jews of Charleston but serving “with equal readiness... ” Where allowances were to be made for bad mixtures, dampness, or “designed wetness of Indico to disguise the quality,” he expected another one per cent from the buyer, too. But he himself would buy nothing until the planter or dealer had tried the market eight or ten days. In a few days he was to change his rates, for a rate based on value was, no doubt, uncertain and debatable: the new rates were twenty shillings currency for every hundred pounds certified as “First Sort,” and, later, he was ready to purchase indigo after waiting only three or four days after it had been certified.
But he left no will. 66 That Lindo was an early example of an American zeal for advertising and that he showed no little skill at it, should hardly be held against him. In addition, his services in grading and attempting to standardize South Carolina indigo were certainly of value and so recognized by the chief men of the colony. 3. Charles Town during the Revolution a. Francis Salvador, Patriot67 It took courage to leave the safety of well-known streets and become a colonist—even for a merchant, and it is not surprising to find early among the Jewish merchants of Charles Town a soldier for the province.