Re: [sixties-l] survivors

From: monkerud (
Date: Fri Jun 30 2000 - 02:14:30 CUT

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    Wait a minute! I thought Joe said that Che should have been home with his
    wife and children! Shouldn't the revolutionists been home with their wives
    and children. Or is this an example of the winners writing history, again?

    Nevertheless, I'll try to see Joe at Brookdale on Saturday night...

    best, Don

    >> i just recieved this via the internet and connot comment on its accuaracy
    >> except to say that it sounds believable to me. Did 1960's
    >>revolutionaries pay
    >> as dear a price for their "declaration of independence"? Does that document
    >> have any relavance in our lives today?
    >Happy Independence Day! country joe mcdonald
    >> Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
    >> Declaration of Independence?
    >> Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured
    >> before they died.
    >> Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons
    >> serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.
    >> Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
    >> Revolutionary War.
    >> They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their
    >> sacred honor.
    >> But, What kind of men were they?
    >> Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants,
    >> nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means
    >> and well educated.
    >> But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full
    >> well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
    >> Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw
    >> his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold
    >> his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
    >> Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his
    >> family almost constantly. He served in
    >> the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding.
    >> His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his
    >> reward.
    >> Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall,
    >> Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and
    >> Middleton.
    >> At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr., noted that
    >> the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
    >> home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General
    >> George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed
    >> and Nelson died bankrupt.
    >> Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The
    >> enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
    >> John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
    >> Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill
    >> were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and
    >> caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children
    >> vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a
    >> broken heart.
    >> Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
    >-- "Ira Furor Brevis Est " - Anger is a brief madness
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