This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1778, Jeremiah Wadsworth was promoted to Commissary General of Purchases for the Continental Army.….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I think reading some of the great works of the latter part of the 18th century and early part of the 19th century, I think that’s a good place to start. One of the things that I’m learning as I continue to learn and study about this stuff, one of the things I learned is: Who did Madison read? Who was Jefferson reading? Jefferson carried some books around with him in a little leather satchel. I know what two of them were. Hav….Continue
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Hayes actually went to Red Hill, which is where Henry lived and died, and asked permission of the family and the curator of the family estate and found Henry’s own diaries and the logs that Patrick Henry used to catalog his possessions. Back in those days, if you had books, books were like -- what would you compare a book to today? A book was a prized possession. They were very difficult to make. Usually what would happen is so….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1800 President Adams signed a bill establishing the federal government in Washington, which also included the creation of the Library of Congress.….Continue
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1815, President Madison approved an act of Congress appropriating money to purchase Thomas Jefferson’s library.….Continue
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