"Don't forget the Ladies" (continued)

Jane Franklin Mecom http://muse.jhu.edu/demo/early_american_studies_an_interdisciplinary_journal/v004/4.1stern.html http://www.questia.com/library/book/jane-mecom-the-favorite-sister-of-benjamin-franklin-her-life-here-first-fully-
narrated-from-their-entire-surviving-correspondence-by-carl-van-doren.jsp
http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/framedNames.jsp?ssn=001-37-0014

Phillis Wheatley
http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits/treasures/american/wheatley.html
http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/whea-phi.htm http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/wheatley.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p12.html http://web.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap2/wheatley.html

Rebecca Franks
http://www.americanrevolution.org/women16.html

Frederika Von Riedesel
http://www.1776americandream.com/html/patriotView.cfm?id=77 http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=872

Margaret (Peggy) Shippen Arnold
http://www.americanrevolution.org/women46.html http://www.westcottsociety.com/Archives/People/Bios/Arnold_Benedict.htm

Mary Katherine Goddard
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/goddard.html http://www.baltimoremd.com/monuments/goddard.html
http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/biographies/goddard-mk.html http://www.virtualology.com/declarationofindependence/MaryKatherineGoddard.com/

Patience Wright
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_1/wright.htm
http://www.npg.si.edu/col/age/wright.htm

Betsey Ross
http://www.betsyrosshouse.org/
http://www.fieldtrip.com/pa/56275343.htm

Molly Pitcher
http://sill-www.army.mil/pao/pamolly.htm
http://www.earlyamerica.com/molly_pitcher.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~pacumber/molly.htm

Sarah Franklin Bache
http://www.americanrevolution.org/women30.html
http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/mole/b/bachesf.pdf http://www.historyswomen.com/earlyamerica/SarahFranklin.html

Catherine Littlefield Greene
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/whm1.html
http://www.eparks.com/store/product/3026/A-Biography-Of-Catherine-Littlefield-Greene/

(see also page 1: "Don't Forget the Ladies")


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PEGGY SHIPPEN ARNOLD
Credit: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

A favorite among officers during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Peggy Shippen (1760-1804) was only eighteen when she married Benedict Arnold, an American general close to twenty years her senior. After Arnold’s infamous treason—which historians now believe she may have assisted--Peggy followed him first to Canada and then to London.

image and text from: http://www.explorepahistory.com/displayimage.php?imgId=733


 

 
 

"The Centennial morning dawns! As the fiery chariot of the God of Day rises from the bosom of the Atlantic, and the mountain peaks catch his first beams, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, the cannons voice is heard from ten thousand throats of iron, hailing the birthday of the Nation, and the chorus of thunder is swollen into a pause of praise by the mingling shouts of patriotism."

 
     
 

~ G. W. Woods, Surgeon.
from an Address delivered at the American Centennial Celebration
at the Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, July 4, 1876.
Source: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 8, 1876.