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The Forgotten Presidents (The presidents before George Washington)
Arx Axiom Newsletter ^ | Unknown | George Grant

Posted on 12/03/2001 7:42:54 AM PST by Luis Gonzalez

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To: Luis Gonzalez
My apologies to any who have been double-bumped!

Don't mention it.

51 posted on 12/04/2001 2:10:20 PM PST by William Wallace
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To: Luis Gonzalez
My apologies to any who have been double-bumped!

Don't mention it.

52 posted on 12/04/2001 2:10:26 PM PST by William Wallace
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks Luis..
53 posted on 12/04/2001 2:30:16 PM PST by Dog
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the bump! Excellent information and a good read.
John Jay...he certainly was da man!
54 posted on 12/04/2001 2:43:08 PM PST by woollyone
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks. You can learn all sorts of things on FreeRepublic.
55 posted on 12/04/2001 2:48:44 PM PST by Rocky
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the PING. Bookmarked.
56 posted on 12/04/2001 2:56:42 PM PST by Cool Guy
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Fascinating, Luis. Thanks for the post!
57 posted on 12/04/2001 2:59:31 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Arthur McGowan
Ask any school child and he will readily tell you... Uh, Um .... uhm Martin Luther King? Uhm.... Abraham Lincoln?
58 posted on 12/04/2001 3:06:59 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Quite ineteresting. Thanks and bump...
59 posted on 12/04/2001 4:30:14 PM PST by March I up
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I must have skipped that class BUMP!

Thanks!

60 posted on 12/04/2001 4:45:58 PM PST by Caipirabob
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Very interesting.....thanks for the ping.

If you haven't read it yet..... I highly recommend 'John Adams' for fascinating details about the 'Birth' of our beloved country.

61 posted on 12/04/2001 5:05:22 PM PST by JulieRNR21
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks, Luis. Fascinating read. Our founders were a courageous and varied bunch. Here's to a daily dose of American heroes and non-revisionist history. (^:
62 posted on 12/04/2001 5:54:01 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: x
What must it have been like for a Scot after Culloden, leaving everything for the New World?

Well, I can sure tell you about one Scot after Culloden, Hugh Mercer.

A physician by training, he ministered to the wounded at the Battle of Culloden and then fled after the defeat. The Brits (as you undoubtedly know) went after anyone associated with the battle, and, as things got hot for young Hugh, he emigrated to the US and settled on the frontier in Pennsylvania.

He was a physician and Indian fighter, and accompanied George Washington, Dan Morgan, Daniel Boone, Horatio Gates and others with Gen. Braddock going down to defeat at Braddock's Massacre during the French and Indian War.

He loved fighting, and after the war when the PA legislature disbanded the militia (the Quaker State, remember) he moved to Fredericksburg, VA (George Washington's hometown) and was a physician and apothecary there(you can visit a reproduction of his shop today in F-burg).

With the coming of the RevWar, he was put in charge of the "Flying Battalion" (a sort of as-needed army) and was with Washington crossing the Delaware and at Trenton. He died a hero's death at the Battle of Princeton, refusing to surrender to five British soldiers who bayonetted him. You can stand in the room at the Clark Farm House on the battlefield grounds in which Brig. General Hugh Mercer died. All of the Mercer Counties in the US are named for him.

After General Washington, General Mercer is my most beloved RevWar soldier.

63 posted on 12/04/2001 6:31:55 PM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the heads up!
64 posted on 12/04/2001 6:32:02 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: William Wallace
ROTFL!!!!
65 posted on 12/04/2001 6:48:06 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Interesting read indeed.

Sooooo...I suppose I should start calling X42...X59? (although X69 would have sounded more appropriate, but I digress) ;-)

66 posted on 12/04/2001 6:48:09 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
"(although X69 would have sounded more appropriate, but I digress)"

GROAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

or would that be groin?

67 posted on 12/04/2001 6:52:23 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
"Here's to a daily dose of American heroes and non-revisionist history."

I'll drink to that!

it must be the irish in me....

68 posted on 12/04/2001 6:54:08 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez
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To: Pharmboy; Luis Gonzalez
Great post, Luis
And a 'Hurrah' for Mr. Mercer, Pharmboy.

Fascinating stuff about fascinating folks.

69 posted on 12/04/2001 7:47:25 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Great history, thanks!
70 posted on 12/04/2001 7:48:26 PM PST by Ironword
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Often you can identify true pioneers by the the arrow in their back.
71 posted on 12/04/2001 11:52:28 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Pharmboy
Sounds like a very admirable man. I believe Trenton, New Jersey is in Mercer County, but I doubt if people remember how it got its name.
72 posted on 12/05/2001 12:01:15 AM PST by x
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To: x
You are correct, sir. Trenton is indeed in Mercer County.

And, if you or any other Freepers ever get to Trenton, make sure you visit the Old Barracks in the downtown area. Fascinating for anyone with an historical interest in the greatest country to ever be.

73 posted on 12/05/2001 3:30:26 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Luis Gonzalez
it must be the irish in me....

Ah, a toast to you, Luis, I've a wee bit 'o Irish in me as well, along with some cantankerous Scot and few German "founding fathers." All did their share of toasting. The most I know of one of my gggrandfathers is that he visited his favorite saloon in PA. every night after work, only to be fetched home by one of his six daughters at dinnertime. He'd ignore the traffic, claiming he was here before the automobiles, made lime water in the basement and loved to sing....loudly, and in public. The cousins remember a loud, friendly place spilling with kids and happy conversation and plenty of homemade food.

Bless you, Luis, for passing the traditions of your family down to your own children. (^:

74 posted on 12/05/2001 3:29:52 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks, Luis. Great read and certainly food for thought.

These Patriots set an example that many Americans seem to not know or care about re: the price of FReedom and Liberty.

75 posted on 12/05/2001 5:05:27 PM PST by Taxman
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To: Luis Gonzalez
patriotic bump
76 posted on 12/06/2001 5:14:47 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thank you for the post and the bump! I never heard of the Inner Temple in London! Very spooky-illuminati!

Inner Temple: Pegasus

Inner Temple Tour

77 posted on 12/07/2001 10:37:30 AM PST by Prodigal Daughter
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To: OWK
I enjoyed this article and thought you might as well. Forgive the intrusion if you already saw it.
78 posted on 12/07/2001 10:50:13 AM PST by Protagoras
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Bump and a bookmark.

Thanks Luis.


79 posted on 12/07/2001 2:06:17 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Le-Roy; Luis Gonzalez
You may want to try www.abebooks.com. This is a place that specializes in used books but I have found new close-outs and other items of interest. At least, you may be able to find out if there ever was a hard-back edition.

You may also want to call DAR in Washington, DC and find out if they carry a new hard-back edition, too. The phone # for DAR in DC is 202-something, something, something-1776. In the alternate, the numbers for all the DAR "State" houses end in -1776. Check with the website and there may be an on-line book store with the item ye seek.

miss print

80 posted on 12/07/2001 4:37:55 PM PST by miss print
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To: sheltonmac
Amen, yes the Lee's were a class act !
81 posted on 12/07/2001 4:45:54 PM PST by arly
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To: miss print
Thank you for that information.

Cool screen-name, btw.

82 posted on 12/08/2001 8:03:33 AM PST by Le-Roy
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Bumping for a later read! Good Morning, Luis!
83 posted on 12/08/2001 8:10:42 AM PST by AuntB
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Someone did run the government between 1781 and 1789...The Congress. If anything, these so called "Presidents" were merely a figurehead. They had no power. Which is one reason why we decided to abandon the Articles of Confederation. Hence, Washington really is the 1st President of the United States (unless we count the others based simply on what they were called).


The British surrendered in 1781. Washington was inaugurated in 1789.
Someone had to run things in between.


84 posted on 01/25/2007 4:37:13 PM PST by ask your history teacher
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To: ask your history teacher
Why hello!

Five years, one month and seventeen days. I do think you have achieved a new record in resurrecting a dead thread.

How the heck did you find it may I ask?

85 posted on 01/25/2007 4:43:42 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
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To: Captain Kirk

omg thanx soo much for your page!!!
im a high school student here in the Bronx, and i currently got inot an argument w/ my ENGLISH TEACHER!! dumb female didnt know her own countries history.So thanks to YOUr page ill be able to prove her wrong w/ hard written facts.
THANK YOU SO MUCH...*~LD~*


86 posted on 11/07/2007 2:52:37 PM PST by brown skinned latina
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Read the Articles of Confederation, then the Articles of Confederation for the Confederated States of America, then compare them to the massive European Union Constitution.


87 posted on 01/05/2008 8:05:11 PM PST by So_what_do_I_know (Just for fun!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez

Although, they were not the Presidents of our country, I don’t think they have been forgotten. They were Presidents of the Continental Congress.

The first and third president, Peyton Randolph was married to Elizabeth Harrison, sister of Governor Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and father of our 9th President, who was only in office for one month. He also had another cousin named Peyton who was married to the sister of President Harrison.

He was also a first cousin of President Thomas Jefferson and his nephew Edmund Randolph was our first Attorney General.


88 posted on 12/15/2009 11:58:52 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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Thanks Luis Gonzalez.

Note: this topic is from 12/03/2001.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


89 posted on 08/27/2011 9:45:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Any other time I would agree, but my child did a history report on Washington in 1st grade. The called me and tried to give her an F because she report Washington not to be the first.
She is not in 4th grade, her teacher called me Friday to let me know that my child was talking back. My child told the teacher that Washington was not the first President of the US but the first elected President, that there was several people appointed before him. When the teacher told her to be quite, and that she was wrong, my child told her teacher to google it. The teacher was suppose to call me again on Monday to speak about the disrespect she was showing. Today is Monday and the teacher never called.
I am proud of my daughter.
90 posted on 02/17/2014 5:22:49 PM PST by dispatch911
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To: dispatch911
I'm proud of your daughter for knowing about the presidents before Washington.

The presidents before George Washington were technically presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation, and not Presidents of the United States. My wife is a descendant of Thomas McKean, the second president of Congress under the AoC, and perhaps the most corrupt politician in U.S. history (ignore the whitewash).

When Andrew Jackson was in office, the newspapers accused him of being the most corrupt politician "since Thomas McKean."

91 posted on 02/17/2014 6:15:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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