The tribulations of Brig. Gen. Cushing, continued

Things did not improve for the Brigadier General between September and October 1814, although at least there was no British assault or serious threat of one during that time.  On the 11th, he wrote to William Jones, Governor of Rhode Island, as follows: Your Excellencys letter of the 10th instant was received this morning, and … Continue reading The tribulations of Brig. Gen. Cushing, continued

Connecticut & the governor of New York

Sir Edmund Andros is best known to Connecticut residents for being appointed governor of the short-lived "Dominion of New England" in the 1680s, and seizing (or attempting to seize) the royal charter that allowed Connecticut to operate its own government.  The document indices from the King Philip's War period (the 1670s) indicate, however, that he … Continue reading Connecticut & the governor of New York

Brimfield Haul Part 3: Hardware and Oranges

So, my earliest cooking pamphlet (that has a confirmed date) is now this 1906 item, the sixth edition of "The Enterprising Housekeeper," by Helen Louise Johnson, provided compliments of Hamilton Hardware Corporation of Waterbury, Connecticut.  It was actually published by The Enterprise Manufacturing Co. of Pennsylvania, a manufacturer of kitchen implements - hand-cranked grinding and … Continue reading Brimfield Haul Part 3: Hardware and Oranges