Happy Fourth!

Happy Independence Day to all our readers and fans!

As you probably know, we’re working on a Timeline of Connecticut During the Revolution, and as we’ve been assembling facts and dates, we’ve been struck by how often July 4 seems to come up. It’s probably coincidence, but since in another life we write speculative fiction, we can’t help feeling that behind the coincidence lies some greater significance.

Here are a few of the July 4’s we’ve found:

1768: Jonathan Trumbull writes that disputes between the colonies are discouraging, and that, “The Clouds seem to thicken up and Blacken upon us…”

1773: Connecticut forms its own Committee of Correspondence.

1775: Benjamin Tallmadge writes to Nathan Hale to encourage him to join the army.

Know of any others? Drop us a line!