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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    By the way. I highly recommend this for the......

    BANNER!


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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    That is one super duper awesome find. I would definitely submit it to W & ET for the best find of 2008. Congratulations. I would do more research on him and how his brief case ended up where you found it.
    I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Banner! One of the most amzing finds that I have seen on Tnet! Wow ,history coming to life!
    God and country.

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    While the tyrants hearts palliate(?) for havok
    let slip your bloodhounds called the British Tyrants ,
    Daintely as Death flies , nimble as the Wolverine ,
    Dreadful as Demons .
    Has a Shakespear ring to it...

    ANTONY:
    Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
    Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war;
    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
    With carrion men, groaning for burial.




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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    That is just flat-out incredible !

    Without a doubt that home needs to be gone over with a fine-toothed comb "from stem to stern". The old boy obviously had a penchant for stashing things in difficult to find locations - if a simple song was hidden (in 1792 it would not have been "treasonous" - no reason for him to have been insecure about its discovery) what else might lie waiting for you to discover ?

    Diggem'

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Heart
    Found this....
    Aaron BLANEY Jr., Esqr. [Parents] was born about 1776. He died 31 Jul 1834. Aaron married Betsey DENNIS on 18 Dec 1803.

    Betsey DENNIS was born Apr 1783. She died 16 Dec 1866. Betsey married Aaron BLANEY Jr., Esqr. on 18 Dec 1803.

    They had the following children:

    M i Arnold BLANEY
    F ii Eunice BLANEY
    F iii Susan K. BLANEY was born Sep 1809. She died 11 Aug 1833.
    F iv Betsey BLANEY was born Jan 1813. She died 30 Apr 1832.
    M v Aaron BLANEY 3rd
    M vi DAVID D. BLANEY was born Dec 1817. He died 30 Jun 1837 and was buried 30 Jun 1837.
    M vii James M. BLANEY was born about 1819. He died 23 Oct 1847.
    M viii Henry BLANEY was born about 1825. He died 23 Jun 1828.


    1793 - went to Damariscotta, Me. as clerk to cousin Oliver Gridley. Worked with several businesses, postmaster of Bristol 1806-1834, treasurer several yers, rep. to state legislature 1824-1827, justice of peace. Mass. Militia 1814. Large landowner, home built 1820, burned about 1876.
    Thanks Gypsy , I'm going to go check out some grave yards in Bristol today .

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Found this......

    THE AMERICAN HERO; A Sapphick Ode

    Made on the battle of Bunker-Hill, and the burning of Charlestown.

    By Nathaniel Niles, A.M., Norwich, Conn., October, 1775
    Music in Andrew Law, Select Tunes [1781],
    possibly by Sylvanus Ripley. Missouri Harmony, p. 37
    MIDI: http://www.contemplator.com/america/bunker.mid

    Why should vain mortals tremble at the sight of
    Death and destruction in the field of battle,
    Where blood and carnage clothe the ground in crimson,
    Sounding with death-groans?

    Death will invade us by the means appointed,
    And we must all bow to the King of Terrors;
    Nor am I anxious, if I am prepared,
    What shape he comes in.

    Infinite goodness teaches us submission;
    Bids us be quiet under all his dealings:
    Never repining, but forever praising
    God our Creator.

    Well may we praise him--all his ways are perfect;
    Though a resplendence, infinitely glowing,
    Dazzles in glory on the sight of mortals
    Struck blind by lustre.

    Good is Jehovah in bestowing sunshine,
    Nor less his goodness in the storm and thunder,
    Mercies and judgments both proceed from kindness--
    Infinite kindness.

    O then exult, that God forever reigneth;
    Clouds, which around him hinder our perception,
    Bind us the stronger to exalt his name, and
    Shout louder praises.

    Then to the wisdom of my Lord and Master,
    I will commit all that I have or wish for;
    Sweetly as babes sleep will I give my life up
    When called to yield it.

    Now, Mars, I dare thee, clad in smoky pillars,
    Bursting from bombshells, roaring from the cannon,
    Rattling in grapeshot, like a storm of hailstones,
    Torturing aether.

    Up the bleak heavens led the spreading flames rise,
    Breaking like Aetna thro' the smoky columns.
    Low'ring like Egypt o'er the falling city,
    Wantonly burnt down.

    While all their hearts quick palpitate for havock,
    Let slip your bloodhounds, nam'd the British Lyons,
    Dauntless as death stares, nimble as the whirlwind,
    Dreadful as daemons.

    Let oceans waft on all your floating castles,
    Fraught with destruction, horrible to nature;
    Then with your sails fill'd by a storm of vengeance,
    Bear down to battle!

    From the dire caverns made by ghostly miners,
    Let the explosion, dreadful as volcanoes,
    Heave the broad town, with all its wealth and people,
    Quick to destruction.

    Still shall the banner of the King of Heaven
    Never advance where I'm afraid to follow;
    While that precedes me, with an open bosom,
    War, I defy thee!

    Fame and dear freedom lure me on to battle,
    While a fell despot, grimmer than a Death's-head,
    Stings me with serpents, fiercer than Medusa's,
    To the encounter.

    Life, for my country, and the cause of freedom,
    Is but a trifle for a worm to part with;
    And if preserved in so great a contest,
    Life is redoubled.

    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  8. #23
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Also see one by Andrew Law, 1776 or 1777 .....Did Aaron Blaney write the words....as we see his is dated and these people sing it later....from what I understand this was a very popular song in the Revolutionary War......


    Music here.......
    http://www.macjams.com/song/11340
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Heart
    Also see one by Andrew Law, 1776 or 1777 .....Did Aaron Blaney write the words....as we see his is dated and these people sing it later....from what I understand this was a very popular song in the Revolutionary War......


    Music here.......
    http://www.macjams.com/song/11340
    Wow that's great research Gypsy ! The document is unsigned , but the handwriting is similar to Aarons signiture on the purse . He probably copied it down from another source , and kept it with him ? Thank you very much!
    The 1805 letter that's with it is very long (tiny letters that are hard to read ) I'm trying to decipher it .

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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Make sure you keep everything together as that will help establish what they call provenonce (Spelling).
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Awesome find!

    Gypsy, thanks to your research, I was able to find that poem (?), song, whatever on the Library of Congress website, published 1775It comes up as "An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Ephemera"

    I can't link to it directly, but here's the URL:
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

    Look for the "Browse Collections by topics" box and click on "Performing Arts, Music." On that page, put the name "Nathaniel Niles" (thank you Gypsy!) into the search box.

    There's even a way to order a reproduction of it (I think). Way cool!

    Nan
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax
    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Heart
    Also see one by Andrew Law, 1776 or 1777 .....Did Aaron Blaney write the words....as we see his is dated and these people sing  it later....from what I understand this was a very popular song in the Revolutionary War......


    Music here.......
    http://www.macjams.com/song/11340
    Wow that's great research Gypsy ! The document is unsigned , but the handwriting is similar to Aarons signiture on the purse . He probably copied it down from another source , and kept it with him ? Thank you very much!
      The 1805 letter that's with it is very long (tiny letters that are hard to read ) I'm trying to decipher it . 
    It is also a Distinct possibility that the song wasn't copied from another source, but rather lived in oral tradition for a while, and was written down from memory after singing it at taverns or bars.  The date on the purse in no way indicates the date the song was written down.  The date of manufacture of the paper itself--from an expert--might shed more light on the time frame.

    Oral tradition would explain the differences in the word choice in the song.


    Regards,


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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    that is just an awesome find....congratulations !!!!
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    I think I found his grave ! Old Walpole Cemetary , So. Bristol .
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    Re: Found a pocket book....216 years old!

    AWESOME! I love it when bits and pieces of history start to form a picture.



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