July 2, 2006
While he was in Paris, his wife died. That misfortune was compounded by accusations of mismanagement of government funds. Silas was abruptly recalled by Congress but never given a hearing to exonerate himself. Having spent his fortune in an attempt to clear his name, he sent instructions to his brother Barnabas in Wethersfield to sell all his furniture. Disillusioned and impoverished, he stayed in Europe in self-imposed exile. However, in 1789 he decided to return to Canada to rebuild his fortune. On the night before his departure, on board ship, he died mysteriously, and is buried in England.
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June 19, 2006
This memorial to him was erected by the Chicago Tribune, and dedicated on June 4, 1940. It is a replica of the statue of Hale that sits on the old campus of Yale University and another installed in his birthplace of Coventry, Connecticut. The image, Chicago – Nathan Hale statue, was originally uploaded by wallyg. It is posted here from Neddy’s favorites.
February 28, 2006
Here Generals Washington and Rochambeau Planned the Campaign Ending at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.
“We fix on our Standards and Drums the Colony arms, with the motto, Qui Transtulit Sustinet, round it in letters of gold, which we construe thus: God, who transplanted us hither, will support us.” – From a letter regarding the Lexington Alarm dated Wethersfield, CT., April 23, 1775. See “The Way of Liberty: the English Colony of Connecticut in New England”.
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