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The Reluctant Rebels: The Story Of The Continental Congress 1774-1789

by Lynn Montross

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This book is in good condition. There is little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings.

"The temperature at Philadelphia was exactly 70 degrees at six o'clock on the morning of July 2, 1776. During the next three hours it rose eight degrees, and the afternoon had turned hot and humid when the delegates gathered again in the State House.

These statistics were noted by a tall, redheaded Virginian who took readings thrice daily with the new thermometer he had purchased at a cost of three pounds and fifteen shillings. Thomas Jefferson also remembered to the end of his long life the bothersome horseflies which buzzed through the open windows from a near by livery stable and hastened a vote on the issue:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and, of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them, and the state of Great Britain, is, and ought to be, totally dissolved...." - Chapter One from The Reluctant Rebels





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