Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Remember When . . . The Snows Came?

It's the fourth Wednesday of the month! Which means I'm on Colonial Quills, and today, in light of the 30 inches of snow that fell in the mid-Atlantic this weekend, I'm talking about another time when the snows came...and came...and came.

Hop on over to the CQ to read about how one nasty winter nearly destroyed our chance for peace after the Revolution.

The Winter That Nearly Destroyed Peace 

It was 1783. The Treaty of Paris had been written, peace was a tenuous string between England and America. There was a deadline for getting the document signed, ratified, and returned to France, where Benjamin Franklin was waiting to present it to the English delegates. The hopes and fears of two nations were on the line.

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