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By Stephanie Bearce

ISBN-10: 1618212494

ISBN-13: 9781618212498

George Washington had his personal mystery brokers, employed pirates to struggle the British, and helped Congress smuggle guns, yet you will not examine that during your heritage books! study the real tales of the yank Revolution and the way spies used musket balls, books, and laundry to ship messages. detect the feminine Paul Revere, remedy a secret agent puzzle, and make your personal disappearing ink. it is all a part of the real tales from the head mystery records of background. have a look if you happen to dare, yet be cautious! a few secrets and techniques are supposed to remain hidden...

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Jones was sure he could exchange the earl for American prisoners of war. Unfortunately, the raiding party found out that the earl wasn’t at home. They had to settle for stealing the family’s set of silver. Disappointed, but still looking for victory for the American rebels, Jones and his men set sail across the Irish Sea. There they found the 20-gun sloop-of-war HMS Drake. It was a fierce battle with losses on both sides, but Jones managed to capture the Drake. It was the first time the Continental Navy had captured a British warship.

Nancy wandered back out of the camp and immediately gave the information to General Elijah Clarke. Homegrown Heroes Mary Draper served the fight for colonial freedom by baking bread and melting pewter. As the call for troops went out in Connecticut, Mary Draper put her daughter and her maids to work baking enough bread to feed an army. She set the bread out on boards in front of her house and gave it to the soldiers as they marched by. When General Washington spread the word that ammunition was scarce, she melted down her own pewter cups and plates to make musket balls.

They had endured the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, through which the English Parliament had imposed taxes on the American colonies, without allowing the colonies to elect representatives to Parliament. The colonists argued that these acts created “taxation without representation,” which went against the laws of England. But Parliament and King George told the colonists that they had every right to tax the Americans. After all, King George had his army stationed in America to protect them. His ships brought them goods, so of course, they should pay taxes on them.

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