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By Bud Hannings

This large reference paintings is an invaluable device for studying and gaining knowledge of the leaders of the yankee Revolution. It covers either famous and vague figures from a number of backgrounds together with infantrymen, politicians, plantation proprietors, farmers, and extra. info is incorporated for officials of the Continental military, army, and Marines; leaders of nation militias, for whom a lot info has been formerly inaccessible; the framers and signers of the statement of Independence and the structure; diplomats and governors; and, importantly, the ladies who have been instrumental through the Revolution. Entries describe every one person from delivery to demise and supply genealogical details while to be had.

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En route to Philadelphia, he traveled only with a servant, and at a stop along the way, he was warned of the dangers due to robbers. Josiah was warned that the bandits had recently held up a paymaster who was transporting Continental currency (paper) to General George Washington, but the paymaster successfully posed as a “poor Quaker” and was allowed to continue his journey. Josiah disregarded the danger and after a short pause continued his journey, which he completed without harm. After his arrival in Philadelphia, Josiah noted in his letters home that the state house (Independence Hall) had been left in uninhabitable condition and that the British had also destroyed many of the finer homes in the city.

Nevertheless, he instructed Carleton to inconspicuously drop the letter without saying a word. The message, “The Philistines be upon thee, Sampson,” was warning enough from his friend to allow Jacob to make a hurried exit. General Bailey slipped away and made it across the river to Haverhill. Seven guards, including Captain Frye Bailey, were on duty at his house, but they were too few to engage the enemy. They scattered into the woods, with one man being wounded, while Mrs. Bailey took cover in a concealed place under their noses in the garden, hoping the darkness would prevent the British from discovering her.

During August, Barney was again exchanged. Undaunted, he again went to sea, but yet again, while serving on a privateer in 1779, he became a temporary guest of the British. After being exchanged during that same year, he resumed his naval career. He served aboard the Saratoga, which was launched in 1780. During that tour of duty, while in charge of a prize, Barney had the dubious honor of being captured for yet a fourth time; however, in retrospect, serving in a British prison saved his life. The Saratoga disappeared without a trace at some point beyond 18 March 1781.

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