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"silas deane" Discussed on Behind The Wheel Podcast

Behind The Wheel Podcast

06:46 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on Behind The Wheel Podcast

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"We last looked in on the continental congress in episodes two. Oh five and two. Oh six while delegates. We're still fighting over what to do about these silas deane investigation and the fact that they had no money for any new offensives in fact even keeping the army fed and clothed remained an ongoing challenge. Henry laurens of south carolina had given up the president's chair to john. J of new york. George washington had traveled to philadelphia in late december. Seventeen seventy eight mostly to convince congress not to try to invade quebec again. The army simply did not have the resources for such a campaign at the end of january. Seventeen seventy nine washington return to the continental winter camp in new jersey in february. Congress celebrated the first anniversary of the french alliance with french. Minister conrad gerard. Leaders held a banquet and drank toasts to each other's country. Congress hoped the alliance would turn the tide of the war but a year into the alliance. There still seemed to be no end in sight for the war. It also wasn't clear. Exactly what the french were willing to do to help the continentals. Admiral d'estaing had come to america with his fleet in early summer. Seventeen seventy eight. He had avoided landing and philadelphia in order to face the british fleet in new york. There the french navy determined that the waters were too shallow and left new york without a fight they next moved up to newport rhode island where they prepared to assist the continentals with an attack on the british garrison. There again though. The french left without a fight. This time. a storm damage the fleet and word of a british relief. Fleet led to stang to sail for boston where he put in for repairs. The french spent the winter in boston. Before heading down to the west indies to fight with the british over some islands so in terms of actual assistance a year into the alliance. The americans had received only broken promises of support from the french army and navy. Congress debated requesting that the french fleet come back to america in early. Seventeen seventy nine to assist with the defense of charleston south carolina and perhaps recapture savannah georgia debates on..

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Alot. Thank you for joining the american revolution this week. Episode to nineteen turning general arnold. We last left benedict arnold in april. Seventeen seventy nine. He just bought a mansion in philadelphia and mary the eighteen year. Old peggy shippen. He had resigned. The military governorship of philadelphia as the supreme executive council pennsylvania under president joseph reed had accused him of misusing his office for personal gain. The continental congress had already dismissed most of the charges levied by pennsylvania. Much of public opinion seemed to be arles favor. Many view the accusations as one of the army's greatest leaders being taken down by politicians for some minor accounting problems arnold was looking forward to a quick court martial that would acquit him of the remaining charges and allow him to return to duty. Washington scheduled the court martial hearings to begin on may first seventeen seventy nine. The supreme executive council of pennsylvania led by president. Joseph reed had issued the charges and did not want to see them swept under the rug read wrote to washington telling him that he did not want a cursory hearing and demanded delay so that the council could gather. It's witnesses read further threatened to prevent the continental army's use of any state wagons for transport of supplies if the army did not comply as a result. Washington delayed the hearing until june. I during this time. Arnold traveled to middlebrook new jersey for the hearings but just as they were about to get underway the british attack up the hudson river that led to the battle of stony point lead to yet another delay repeated delays would mean the hearings would not actually begin until december twenty third on may fifth just a few days after the first delay. Arnold express his frustration in a letter to washington. Arnold new the political game used to destroy great men. You make accusations then you let those accusations hanging over them for months or even years without clearing them up. Arnold had to look no further than aghast in his own home silas deane for an example of this team had been fighting with congress for more than a year to clear his name and with no end in sight. Dean would leave later that year sailing for france at his own expense in a futile attempt to find sufficient paperwork regarding his expenses that would satisfy congress. Arnold saw how genes political enemies had cut him down with innuendo rumors and baseless accusations in the press without any real effort to resolve the matter. It had destroyed. Deen's reputation and career aren't oke worried that he was headed down that very same path. In addition to his reputation arnold had growing money problems following his resignation as military governor of pennsylvania. Arl had no income opportunities beyond the base pay of continental paper money that he received as a major general he had just purchased a mansion for his bride heavily mortgaged and had to rent a second house. Since the minister of spain was still living in the home that he had just purchased. Arnold's new wife came from a wealthy home and expected to live a lifestyle that came at a hefty cost over the summer. Arnold sister. Hannah came to philadelphia with his three sons ages. Seven through eleven. They also moved into arnold's house making it a pretty crowded place. The children got into trouble and did not get along well with their new stepmother is oldest child had gotten in trouble with.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Figure this week. I talked about gustavus cunningham who i think is really one of the most important navy captains from the revolution. His efforts aren't really well remembered though primarily because congress refused to recognize his commission as i alluded at the end of the main show jones spent years fighting for recognition of his naval service. Benjamin franklin had sent certifications of his commission. Even french officials had lost the original commission. Even with franklin certification congress refused to recognize cunningham as a naval officer. Instead they just continue to treat him. As a privateer this aronie classification was related to that long standing. Fight with the lease arthur. Lee is said had accused cunningham of conspiring with silas deane to keep the prize money for themselves and because much of the prize money was obtained in spent covertly by the french commissioners. There was really new paper trail any this. Therefore congress was highly skeptical of paying out anymore prize money to captain cunningham even if he was a privateer so the government really never made any determination in his case years after the war ended in seventeen ninety three cunningham once again renewed his appeal for claims with the new federal government by this time alexander. Hamilton was secretary of the treasury and reviewed his case. Unfortunately by seventeen ninety. Three benjamin franklin silence stein and arthur lee. Were all dead so there were no more good witness evidence. For cunningham's claims hamilton could not find sufficient evidence to prove any of cunningham's claims and did not act on them none of these rejections though seem to dampen cunningham's order or support for america. He continued to work as a shipowner and merchantmen out of philadelphia and began to rebuild his life as a private citizen a later during the quasi war with france which took place in the late seventeen nineties. Cunningham outfitted a ship of war and prepared to do battle at sea once again but that war ended before any fighting actually began again. A couple of decades later during the war of eighteen twelve cunningham attempted to outfit a ship to sail back to the english channel and renew his fight with the british but he was really just too old by then so instead he ended up raising funds for the defensive philadelphia during the war. Any finally at home in philadelphia in eighteen nineteen a nearly a century after that in yearly twentieth century and american collector was purchasing some old naval memorabilia. In france he happened to purchase an old revolutionary war commission signed by john. Hancock and granted by benjamin franklin which commissioned a young man named gustavus cunningham as a captain in the continental navy. The long loss commission had finally reappeared and cunningham could retroactively get the credit that he deserved for his service to the country. I really wish. I could recommend a good biography about captain cunningham. But unfortunately there doesn't seem to be one instead. I'm going to go off topic this week with my book. Recommendation and recommend a brand new book by fellow. Podcasters mike dunkin. It's a new biography about the marquee to lafayette. Called hero of two worlds. Dunkin is of course a podcasting legend for his work the history of rome and they revolutions podcast his new book about lafayette looks at the man who played such an important role both in the american revolution and later in.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"By early seventeen seventy nine cunningham had been away from home in philadelphia for over three years. The american agent. At martinique william bingham ask cunningham to deliver a load of weapons to philadelphia so taking on that mission finally allowed cunningham to have an opportunity to return home and see his family. Cunningham returned to philadelphia. To what should have been a hero's welcome. He'd captured more ships than any other privateer or captain in the continental navy. He had completely disrupted shipping between britain and the continent any had provided prize money that left the american commissioners in paris with desperately needed funds the continental congress in philadelphia however did not see it that way several of his crew had returned to philadelphia before him and had accused him of not paying promised wages to his crew. More importantly though cunningham got caught up in congress's efforts to assault the reputation of silas deane paris. Commissioner arthur lee had reported that the surprise and the revenge both of cunningham ships were operating as privateer ships commissioner lee further alleged that this was part of a larger scheme between silence dean and cottingham to enrich themselves at government. Expense lee alleged. That dean had pocketed the prize. Money and that cunningham had possibly shared that money. The chair of the american committee in congress at this point was arthur. Lee's brother richard henry lee. The committee called on cottingham to give an account of himself. The first thing you needed to do was established that he was in fact a continental navy officer as he alleged for that he needed to produce his commission unfortunately for cunningham. French officials had seized commercial when they had arrested him to appease british officials before the two countries had gone to war. Cunningham had to slip out of france rather quickly and unofficially to avoid arrest and never got his commission back. Cunningham did not have any paperwork or often even a firsthand knowledge about the sales of the prizes that he'd captured typically his prizes to a port where they could be sold quickly and quietly before officials got wind of them and tried to seize them. It really didn't make much sense to keep records of ships that were being captured.

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"silas deane" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

08:21 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"We're devoting a segment to how the British lost the Revolutionary War. Let's talk now about how the French helped us win the war, but we're not leaving out the forefathers here. In fact, this is the Ben Franklin story. Americans mostly don't know. What surprise winning historian Stacy Schiff wrote about it in her book, A great improvisation, Franklin, France and the Birth of America. And Stacy. When you think about Ben Franklin going to France on this mission to get them to spend the equivalent of billions of dollars on supporting the American Revolution. It sounds like the most unlikely thing in the world because He's asking a King and France, which is a monarchy to pay for what will become the very model of revolution against kings. Exactly, And usually, you know, fomenting revolution in a monarchy. You know, not necessarily a good idea. It's really the and Franklin would have known this. He would have known it was an improbable and impossible mission. But he's also banking, obviously as his Congress on The French Hunger for revenge on Great Britain and the longstanding animosity between the two countries. And that's really his. That, in large part is is calling card when he gets to France's Here's this lovely way. To essentially undermine you're right. You're a longtime rival Franklin 70 years old when he goes to France on this mission as as revered as he was at that time. Why him? He was no diplomat. He spoke just enough French to maybe order a quiescent John Adams, who was his roommate for a while, and Paris made fun of his French. Although it turned out Adam's French wasn't that much better. But still, why Franklin. He's the only American and this is almost unthinkable today is the only one of the founding fathers who had any international experience whatsoever. So she was hands down the obvious choice. Um, indeed, he's 70. But he has also been in France twice and abroad many times. This will be the when he sales in December. 17 76. It's the seventh time people across the ocean. Much more importantly and and in a way that Congress really doesn't entirely grasp. He is the most celebrated American alive. Frank Lines, this great celebrity, which is nice, but really, only a few people even knew why he was in France. The speculation as to what this famous backwards philosopher is doing in Paris is intense. And remember that at this point you have the British watching very closely. And obviously the French asking themselves What is he doing here? Is he there? Is he there to somehow bring insurrection to Francis E. There is there with his two grandsons. I should say, Is he there to put his grandsons in some sort of European boarding school? Um, is he there Because some people say he's going to buy a very lavish house for himself to escape the revolution that he has fomented in America. There are all kinds of theories and they run wild through Paris, he needless to say, Franklin enjoys each and every one of those theories. You mentioned spies and in large part, they're really co authors of your book, because, unlike the days to come with telephones, everybody at that time was writing about everything. And there's so many spies in Paris at the time. Especially when people begin to figure out why Franklin is there to get money to beat the British support the United States Everybody is writing about everything, and we still have that stuff. Down to even what Franklin does with his laundry and what his grocery list was. Now do we have that stuff? Some of it isn't even decoded yet. There's so much of it, but yes, around Franklin forms. A net of British guys who are surrounded by a net of French spies and each and every one of these individuals, reports on the others. So you have a massive amount of detail about Franklin's daily life, as you say when he does his laundry when his groceries are delivered in France, and also a lot of theorizing as to what everyone else is saying. What Franklin doesn't know is that amid that net of spies, there's someone in his household, and that person is every week copying the dispatches on Franklin's desk. And riding across Paris in a carriage with them and inserting them into a hole in the ground under a tree in the Tuileries Gardens, where they are picked up on Tuesdays and sent immediately and urgently to London who basically can read everything that's on Franklin's desk before the intended recipients of those documents do So, yes, there's this extraordinary espionage ring around him, Um, as there is around most people, But Franklin is the object of everyone's attention. I mentioned John Adams was his roommate for a while in Paris. And if David McCullough in the HBO series based on his book make John Adams look like a guy who just Yeah, You would love to have a beer with with your research. It makes him seem like the first colonial stick in the mud. It's such an interesting I mean, there's almost a book in itself in the John Adams Ben Franklin relationship, and and, yes, David and I've had this conversation about how you can't really love both of them. You have to take sides in this one because the styles are so different. And John Evans essentially comes to Paris to supplement the mission to assist Franklin in extracting as much money as you can from the French government, and Adam's style is diametrically opposed to Franklin's. Franklin has realized that the trick in Francis to look as a still true today, as if you're not working at anything and as you're terribly indolent, and as you're very casual about most important matters, whereas Adams arrives, and he's a flurry of activity He's immediately asking What book should I read? What grammar book she like. Yet what restaurants shall I frequent? Give me a list of everything places very systematic and very dedicated about everything. Um, as you mentioned, each of them has a stabber. Frank John Adams, in particular has a stab at Franklin's French. But Adams can't figure out what Franklin is up to. He seems to be leading a very dissipated. Um, pampered life in France. Why is he playing chess with this woman in her bathtub? John Adams will ask, And the answer is because many of the people Franklin is frequent and have extremely tight connections with the minister's advice. I'm with whom he needs to maintain excellent relations, But their assessments of each other, which gets sour and sour, as the as the relationship continues, are just brilliant. I mean, this is the moment at which, Um Franklin will say of atoms that he's in an honest man and often a wise one. But sometimes it and In some things absolutely out of his senses. And Adams, of course, will retort at a different moment that if he had to choose between the between Franklin and a statue in the Garden governor beside to do this business, he would prefer the statue in the Garden of Versailles. Now it's right about here. We really need to make clear how important all of this was to the success of the revolution. And in fact, without the French, the American Revolution almost certainly would have failed. Because the French supply the equivalent of billions of dollars, they supplied all of our gunpowder. A lot of the weapons that were used at Yorktown. Half of the soldiers at Yorktown were French. So what Franklin is doing here is completely and utterly necessary. But before Franklin got there for a little while. There was an American diplomat guy named Silas Deane, who wasn't way over his head. So Franklin was essential for getting us the money for the weaponry and even the soldiers necessary When the revolution I'm glad I'm glad you got taking us back to that We have no ability really, to separate congressional deliberation over independence from the deliberation over. Which which foreign powers. Shall we apply for assistance? Essentially, what you have is a nascent republic without any money without any munitions without any engineers, barely with a common cause. There's no way that the colonies can wage war grants against great Britain without the assistance of a foreign power. So the entire conversation around when to declare independence and how to declare independence is braided together with this conversation about how come shall we court for help? And that obviously is where Franklin comes in. And where this where this mission is so essential. When he arrives in Paris, he will essentially assert that Washington has an army of 80,000 will prepared and well supplied men. And this is a moment in which Washington has a ragtag band of not even 14,000 men. No gunpowder to speak of. So, yes, those first guns used at Saratoga or guns, um, that have been sent from France and by the end of the war, um, by Yorktown. We're talking French armies, French munitions, French uniforms and and and a French navy. So this is an effort that would never have taken place could never have taken place..

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"We looked in again on the continental congress. And it's ongoing problems as it begins. Seventeen seventy nine. Money has always been an issue for congress and it was pretty much in the war on promises of future reward and those promises were beginning to wear pretty thin as the war approached. Its fifth year related to the money. Problems was the ongoing fight over silas deane and whether he was somehow improperly profiting from his efforts to form the french alliance and get french assistance shipped to america. This would be an ongoing fight that would last for years. Actually the fight would outlive dean and would continue on with his heirs. Henry lawrence proved to be a casualty of the dean controversy with his resignation. As president of congress as i said in the main show his replacement john jay had only arrived in congress. A few weeks prior jay is not some we've heard about much in the early years of the revolution but he would become much more prominent later. He will go on to negotiate the treaty of paris. Right some of the federalist papers in support of the constitution and would serve as chief justice of the us supreme court. He also found time to negotiate. What became known as the jay treaty during president washington's administration. If you want to read more about jay my recommendation. This week is a biography. John jay founding father by walter star. It's a solid look at the life of founder who is largely overlooked. It was first published in two thousand five. The author walter star is an attorney who found a passion for writing historical biographies later in life. A my online recommendation. This week is the resignation speech of the outgoing president harry lawrence. It's pretty short less than five pages. I just think it's interesting to hear from the man himself as he tells congress why.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:10 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"It took nearly three years to reach the first million and just over ten months to reach these second million. So please tell your friends and share this podcast. So he can cross that three million mark before the end of this year. Thanks to everyone who has lessened especially those who have been kind enough to leave a five star review on apple podcasts or anywhere else. Podcasts are reviewed. This week i covered these silas deane hearings normally. I like to cover events for a particular time which usually only spends a few days or weeks. The dane hearings dragged on for well over a year. So i had to go well beyond the time. Line that this podcast is currently on. But i thought it was important to cover the events as they dragged out to this day. Many people think silas deane's reputation still has kind of tanked to it. Thanks mostly to these inconclusive investigations. My personal view which probably came out in the main show is that silas deane was a patriot. Who provided an invaluable service and got screwed by congress. The man who screwed him primarily was arthur lee supported by his brothers richard. Henry lee and francis lightfoot lee as well as their allies in congress my view of thomas paine served as the lease attack dog in the press also diminished in my mind as a result of his involvement. In this event pains. Radical views can be dangerous in any revolution it can lead to the revolution turning on its own for no good reason. It's something that paint himself would experience in very real terms later in his life. During the french revolution silas deane remained in europe for the rest of his life. He moved to belgium because he could not afford to stay in paris after the british intercepted and published some letters. Home where he expressed pessimism about the american cause later in the war is reputation in america tanked even further but given the way he was treated. I think his negative us about congress were understandable.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Paint attacks largely reflected the views of a faction possibly a majority of congress distrusted dean and thought that his publicizing of this dispute only made things worse over the winter as articles raged back and forth dean remained in philadelphia without congress making any effort to continue its investigation or hold hearings in april and then again in may of seventeen seventy nine. Within a year after congress. I recalled him dean wrote to congress to say that he planned to depart the city erode to the president of congress that quote. It was the design of those who wish to sacrifice me to family interests to wear me out by delays without any direct charges to ruin me in the opinion of my countrymen by insincere hints and innuendos upon receiving the letter. President lawrence is comment. Was only that quote. If dean goes in defiance of congress it will be a confession. Finally in august of seventeen seventy nine congress discharge teen from further attendants and requested that all commissioners submit their accounts and vouchers for final settlement. Congress reached absolutely no ruling on the charges against gene or anything else. It was simply announcing that the investigation had ended. Congress finally offered to pay for his costs for the more than year that dean had remained in philadelphia but the amount they offered was so small and to be paid in nearly worthless continental paper dollars. That a disgusted dean refused to accept the payment entirely. Perhaps one small victory for dean was at robert. Morris once again supported him morris upon receiving the full information about his brother. Thomas is failures. In europe accepted. That dean had only been try to resolve a problem. Not attack him. Politically morris commented that dean had rendered essential services for his country and that he had been quote. Ill used by his enemies in a letter. After everything had ended morris wrote quote. I consider dean to be a martyr in the cause of america and that the attacks on him were quote. Shameful dean finally did return to france in seventeen eighty where franklin greeted him as a friend dean though as a private citizen having made so many enemies in congress he would not receive another appointment to anything. French officials also received him warmly in appreciation of his past service at that point was also reunited with his son jesse by this time. A young man of sixteen teams also heartened to learn that just weeks before his arrival in france that arthur lee had departed for america to be called to account his own activities while abroad..

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"A dean made clear. He was eager to make his reports to congress and returned to france and continue his diplomatic work. Congress however was in no hurry. Dean sat in philadelphia for over a month waiting for an audience with congress. If i received orders to appear several times in mid august then again nothing finally on september eighth dean wrote that he was growing impatient and then if congress did not want to hear from him further he would like to return to france ten days later. A congressional committee reported that arthur. Lee and ralph izard had accused of financial mismanagement and misappropriation of public money. It began calling witnesses to testify to these charges but it did not call dean shortly after that connecticut delegate titus hosmer who had been in congress for only a few months and who was returning home inform dean that he overheard other delegates who said they sought to destroy dean since they had no evidence they did not want to bring specific charges against him instead they would simply drag out the matter and allow the cloud of accusation to hang over. Dean's head for as long as possible again. Dean wrote to congress asking for the charges against him and to see the letters of his accusers so that he could respond. He said that after spending more than three months in philadelphia needed to get back to france to manage his financial affairs there. They never did get to see the letters accusing him anything but he did learn about some of the accusations. Secondhand lee had accused dean of giving offense to everyone he worked with in france. Well there's no doubt that dean offended li but few others seem to be offended. Dean argued that his success spoke for itself. D noted that in seventeen seventy seven. He had shipped thirty thousand small arms a similar number of uniforms. Over two hundred and fifty pieces of brass artillery and numerous other supplies that were critical to the cause and which had been vital to opposing the burgoyne campaign. There were also on his letters of support from franklin and various french officials which team had delivered to congress. Lee had also made some minor accusations. Like that dean had opened and read all of these correspondents which teams simply denied. Lee accused of leaving him. Out of negotiations. To which dean responded. That lee was to quarrels and that they did not always trust him with confidential matters. Under negotiation the more significant charge was that congress had spent millions. But that almost everything said to america still had to be paid for the obvious. Implication was that dean had used that money for other purposes and that congress would still have to repay all of those loans. Dane could deny those.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Him as a faithful active and able minister to my knowledge has done in various ways. Great and important services to his country whose interests i wish may always by everyone in her employ is much and as efficiently promoted also after discussing the matter with dean french. Agent pierre bomar. Shay wrote a blistering confidential memo for the french foreign ministry critical of lee's attacks on dean quote by character and by ambition. Mr arthur lee. Was i jealous of mr dean. He finished by becoming his enemy which always happens to small mines or occupied in supplanting their rivals then in surpassing them in merit the connections of mr lee in england and two brothers whom he has in congress have made him recently. An important and dangerous man is plan has always been to prefer between france and england the power. Which would most surely bring him to fortune. England has some advantages for him. He has often explained himself on the subject in his libertine suppers. A to succeed. It was necessary to get rid of a colleague so formidable by his patriotism as mr dean this he has accomplished by causing him to be suspected. In several points of view by congress boomer shays memo went on to outline lease attacks on. Dean's appointment of french. Authorities and lease accusation that the covert military aid was a gift from france. Not a sale former shake concludes his report by noting quote. Today mr dean loaded with grief finds himself suddenly an harshly recalled. He is ordered to go to give an account of his conduct and to justify himself from many faults which they do not designate also expressing support for dean foreign minister version sent a letter to dean in late march attesting to francis preparation of his work as a diplomat. In part it read quote the king desirous of giving you a personal testimony of his satisfaction with your conduct as charged me to inform this year. The president of congress of it this is the object of the letters which messrs gerard will deliver you for mr hancock. He will also deliver you a box with a portrait of the king. The box which was a gift to dean included a portrait of the king that was made of gold and encrusted with diamonds. A show of gratitude and support for service in france further. The king of france directed that dean be a guest aboard the french fleet. That would sail to america along with the new french minister to america. Conrad alexandra girard in the view of everyone in the french government of delegate franklin and of dean personally he should have been returning to america in success he had secured the french alliance sent many successful officers and had been the source of much -tary aid over the previous years upon his arrival in philadelphia. In july seventeen seventy eight. Dean met with president. Henri lawrence warrants was cordial and congratulated dean on.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

05:15 min | 2 years ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"However is departure did leave. He saw without a friend in congress after congress suspended him in march. Seventeen seventy seven. One would expect that he would have traveled to philadelphia to confront these charges. Personally we don't know exactly why but he sucked opted not to do this very likely. The reason was that he did not think he would get a fair hearing before. Congress on january second seventeen seventy eight. Congress formally dismissed hopkins from service without ever granting him a hearing in person or even requesting his presence to discuss. the charges. Hopkins responded by bringing a libel suit against his accusers for defamation. The defamation trial took place later in seventeen. Seventy eight with a jury verdict for the defendants hopkins was ordered to pay costs. Even so hopkins retained his popularity locally in rhode island. he was elected to the rhode island legislature. Where he served on the state's war committee after hopkins departure. Congress did not bother to name a new commander of the continental navy instead. The maritime committee issued orders directly to ship captains or just gave them a fair amount of discretion to go do whatever they could by the time of hopkins removal from office january. Seventeen seventy eight. John adams was long gone from congress himself. He had taken leave in early november of seventeen. Seventy seven to return home to massachusetts that congressional service was pretty grueling and did not even pay enough to cover his personal expenses while he was serving after two and a years of service adams had had enough he returned home and resumed the private practice of law before he left. Congress to go home is colleagues suggested that they might need him. Do go serve in france. Silas deane was being recalled. Benjamin franklin was old and could possibly fall ill and nobody really trusted arthur lee. Adams's fellow delegates believed that they needed him to fill this important role in paris adams. Though demured he did not speak french and he was one of the least diplomatic delegates already. Serving as an ambassador to france would certainly not play to his strength after returning home. Though adams received notice that congress had appointed him anyway. He could refused the appointment. Thomas jefferson had refused the same appointment a.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

04:19 min | 2 years ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Joining the American Revolution podcast after show. Thanks as always to train aunts and George Davis for their continued support at the Alexander Hamilton club level on patreon. Thanks also to James Kerrigan who made a generous one-time donation via PayPal and to George Waller who made a generous one-time donation via venmo. George is also a patron and supporter at the Minuteman level. So I'm doubly grateful for the double support this week. We looked at the final months of negotiations just led to the 1st franco-american treaties making France America's oldest Ally and before you all start sending your emails about how Morocco recognize the US before France. I really don't consider that the same thing you'll probably read on trivia sites on the internet about how Morocco was really the first country to recognize the United States. A few months before the treaties with France Sultan Muhammad, the third of Morocco issued a decree opening ports to American ships because the explicitly recognized us ships as being separate from England people claim that this is an implicit recognition of American independence, but in larger scheme of things the sultan was just looking to allow more trade. It wasn't a treaty and really didn't do anything significant to benefit the us or anyone else. So as far as I'm concerned French recognition was the first real recognition of United States as an independent nation. And France is America's first, and oldest Ally now Benjamin Franklin gets most of the credit for convincing France to finalize treaties, and I think deservedly so Of course events of the war were the most important factor in getting France to go along but Franklin's popularity and his ability to play into French fears of a British American conciliation and his General personality and getting along with the elite of France all helped to push along the negotiations. I think Silas Deane also deserves credit, especially given the unfair criticisms that he would have to weather over the coming years. He really deserved better Arthur leafy third commissioner in France. Just well, I still think he was more of a hinderance to the whole Affair in the months following the treaties Congress of points Franklin to become Minister plenty of potent area of France and effectively had the Diplomatic Corps for All European relations with the United States Silas Deane returns to America to confront the charges against him. Which originated dog Arthur Lee and we'll be discussing those in a future episode the charges generally were never proven and in my opinion were completely unfounded but they were never took less devastating to Dean's career. John Adams is already on his way to replace Silas Deane. Although Adams would go on to have a lengthy diplomatic career home. He was not a particularly diplomatic guy and would regularly get into squabbles with his fellow diplomats Arthur Lee after all this was supposed to go to Spain to walk on the lights with that country. The American Commissioners would have been pretty happy to get rid of him. However, the Spanish would not let him into the country. Again Lea wage, of course had visited Spain before this, but Spain was not ready to go to war with Britain and they thought that allowing an American Diplomat into the country would only help push it toward them. Or that it was trying to avoid instead Lee remained in Paris. Eventually, he would return to America and would end up taking a seat in the Continental Congress will also hear more from the French negotiator of the treaties Conrad Alexandra Gerard who will end up traveling to America to become Francis first ambassador to the United States home and I'm sure his adventures in America will come up in future episodes..

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"silas deane" Discussed on Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"silas deane" Discussed on Hysteria 51

"Died in captivity. Because here so care so they give you some context here. Six years prior the last one was shot in the wild that we know of and fifty nine days after this happened the last known captivity one in captivity died young. That's like put never. Yeah where are you going to get political. No I was but I'll go. I'll go sexual instead. That's like putting on a condom the next day I I mean the the toothpaste is out of the two but reports do keep deep and at that time kept trickling in them. It hasn't stopped some back in the day there was a scene was reported. Shot and photographed in Ma Bonner in one thousand nine hundred others also possible nineteen fifty seven citing from helicopter. An animal killed in Sandy Cape at night in nineteen sixty one was tentatively identified. Eh as a thylacine however tentatively means I don't know or whatever well the results of subsequent searches indicated a strong possibility of survival of the species in Tasmania into the nineteen. Sixty yeah they have. Lots of evidence searches by Dr Eric. Gulia and David Flay in the north west of Tasmania found footprints and droppings. They think and attributed to the animal. It was actually just my pet. WOMBAT spooked at the time. Weren't there also. They heard vocalisations matching the descriptions of those of the filing Silas Deane and the local people were like. Yeah they're still here absolutely. Unfortunately we can't play for you a scene because there's no recordings of them are known recordings of of them once. My pups are weird. I will record them for you for thank you despite all of this. No rock solid. Evidence has been found to point to the survival of violent the scenes that is true in between nine hundred sixty seven and nineteen seventy-three zoologist Jeremy Griffith and dairy farmer to the stars James Malay- conducted what is regarded what is the most intensive. Please Molly In most extensive search ever carried out they actually included exhaustive searches and surveys along Tasmania's west coast installation of automatic camera stations. To take pictures of anything move by investigations of claimed sightings and in seventy two the creation of the filing piloting Expeditionary Research Team with Dr Bob Brown which concluded without finding any evidence of the thylacine existence actually murder murder. The problem was those automatic camera. Stations the late sixties early seventies. So the camera actually say stop Mr Thylacine. Please wait moving too fast Yeah someone have to change the bulb. It's like it's actually the eighteen sixty s at this point. Someone's got a hold up the flash the actual flash which The thylacine held the status of endangered species until the nineteen eighties. This is because international standards of the time stated in an animal cannot be declared officially extinct linked until fifty years had confirmed record yeah and it was declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of nature in eighty two and by the Tasmanian Manian government in one thousand nine hundred eighty six for those four years where they just like holding out hope against hope more like yeah. It was sitting on someone's desk like Oh yeah like shit I I gotTa do this. They were just busy listening to bend the whole. So here's the big quick. Actually they actually said is the faculty is still there and they said no sir. Hugh don't have to look no more.

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"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

American Revolution Podcast

14:15 min | 2 years ago

"silas deane" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast

"Thank you for joining the American Revolution Today. Episode One thirty one the Continental Congress Baltimore Edition over the last few weeks. We've covered some of the most pivotal events of the revolution. The massive British army under general. How invaded New York? A New Jersey sending the continental army fleeing before it the continental army than counter to retake Jersey. And last week we looked at events. Events in the south over the same period as Tories in Florida with their creek and seminole allies seemed to have no trouble pushing into patriot. Control troll Georgia. Today I WanNa talk about what the Continental Congress was doing as all these events unfolded as the British army push toward Philadelphia in December. Seventeen seventy six. The continental army was not able to mount much of any defense. Many on both sides assume that the British would take Philadelphia before ending the years offensive members of Congress not eager to become prisoners. War decided to leave Philadelphia Philadelphia on December twelfth. The Congress voted to adjourn and reconvene in Baltimore Maryland. The following week in in Baltimore locals. I offered Congress the courthouse but it was too small instead. Congress rented the Henry Fight House which actually was a hotel and tavern on the western edge of town. The three story fourteen room brick building had several rooms large enough for committee meetings at the time it was the largest building in Baltimore. Congress rented the building from fight for three months. For sixty pounds sterling overall members. Were not happy with Baltimore. It was not the charming city that exists today as one member put it. The town was exceedingly expensive and exceedingly dirty. That at times members could make their way to the Assembly Hall only on horseback through the deep mud in his diary John Adams called it the dirtiest place in the world there was also a hundred and seven year. Wait for Orioles. Tickets tickets putting aside the conditions in Baltimore. Congress got to work remember. Mid December was the low point of the Patriot movement. Everyone expected the British to take Philadelphia. The continental army might be captured in the process. And if not officers and soldiers jurors were already deserting what they saw as a lost cause congress had been reluctant to turn over much power to General Washington and the rest of the military Terry leadership for fear of losing civilian control of the army since there was no executive branch. Congress itself had to act as a department department of war trying to run everything through committees with the current chaos of events. Congress voted on December twenty seventh give General Washington special powers for six months to raise his own army from the states. Appoint officers and take appropriate. Action against uncooperative cooperative civilians. This was the day after Washington's victory at Trenton. But the timing was purely coincidental. It's not clear whether word of the victory had even reached Congress by the time of the vote. The matter had been under debate for several days prior so this was not about handing how power to a victorious general it was about Congress effectively admitting that it was not capable of making the necessary executive decisions that had to remade decisively and quickly by a commander in chief Congress placed a six month time limit on the powers to make sure that Washington did not become a a dictator with the army on the verge of collapse and the only serious replacement for Washington. General Charles Lee now a British prisoner Congress decided it had to go all in depending on Washington to run the army as best saw fit. Congress expressed concern about some recent prisoners as as well it directed Washington to investigate and protests General House treatment of Richard Stockton whose capture I discussed back in episode one. Eighteen treatment of captured member of the Continental Congress was an issue near and dear to the hearts of the rest of the members. Congress Congress also denounced British treatment of Charles Lee when initially captured. There were rumors that Li was going to be shipped back to England and hanged as a deserter or Trader Congress affirmed Washington's position that if the British hanged in American general the Americans would hang a British officer of the same name rank by the time Congress passed this resolution though the British were already treating Lee quite well. They allowed Lee to send for his dogs and in his servants General How met personally with Lee during this time. How eventually got lead to send a letter to Congress asking them to send a the delegation to New York to discuss peace terms by mid February though it appeared that the Americans were back on the offensive and Congress rejected acted Lee's proposal? Congress was not ready to consider any peace proposal if Britain did not recognize American independence and that position required quired military victory. Washington's minor victories in New Jersey had been a huge boost for morale but they did not really change the thinking on either her side. That Britain would eventually crush the rebellion. Unless the American psyche get a few more countries involved. I mentioned back in episode one fifteen fifteen that Congress had appointed Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee to work as commissioner along with Silas Deane in France. They needed to pull France into the war with Britain. Congress however did not want to rely on France alone. Franklin had only arrived in France in late December before Franklin could do much of anything let alone get any reports back to Congress. The delegates added to Franklin's duties by appointing him to serve as a commissioner to the court of Spain. Both France and Spain had lost colonies to Britain during the seven years war. Congress hope that both both countries find this an opportune time to reclaim lost. Real Estate. While Britain was tied up with America entry of any other a European power into the war against Britain would force London to spread its resources more thinly and give America a better chance of holding onto onto its independence. I'm going to get into Franklin's exploits in Paris in a future episode but for now I WANNA point out that Congress this was already expanding his role and attempting to get whatever European powers into a war. That would improve American odds of winning Congress. Also so was not convinced that anyone could convince France to start a new war with Britain if they could not get France into the war congress at least hope to receive leave more covert assistance in the form of munitions and other supplies needed to help with the war effort as if there was not enough going on political leaders. In the New Hampshire grants met any convention in the town of Westminster they drafted their own declaration of independence calling align themselves the Republic of new Connecticut a few months later they would change the name to Vermont. The declaration was especially controversial because New York still considered this territory to be part of New York anxious not to annoy the New York delegation. Congress opted to ignore Noor this declaration entirely not approving or criticizing it it would not receive a delegation from the self-proclaimed Republic nor or do anything else to recognize it status. The people of Vermont would have to wait more than a decade to get any recognition for this reason. I'm Moley mentioning this in passing for now I will talk more about the politics of Vermont. Independence in a future episode. A much more immediate problem for Congress was money. Congress had been pumping out millions of dollars in paper money which were essentially promises that the bearer someday would receive Steve Hard currency but especially when it looked like the British might win. No one wanted to accept the continental currency. Since a British victory meant there would be nobody around to make good on that paper even when the Americans look like they had a chance. Victory though continental paper continually tenuously suffered from hyperinflation. Congress had no plan in place to receive any hard money that is golden silver to pay off the paper. Ver- states would not give power to collect taxes it could only get anything from the states if the states unanimously agreed to such Japan and Congress never seen capable of getting them to do that on January. Fourteenth Congress passed some recommendations for states to come them up with tax money but for a people fighting war over a foreign government trying to collect taxes from the states. There was a strong inclination nation for many states to oppose this anyone ever getting anything of value in exchange for their paper currency continued to look like quite a gamble. Congress only response to this was to order people to accept the money at face value in exchange for their goods. The the only time this really worked was when soldiers pointed their guns at merchants and ordered them to turn over their goods in exchange for paper or go to jail as a result. Few people were willing to supply the government with much of anything during this session. Congress approved barring another thirteen million dollars. There's through the sale of loan certificates it increase the interest rates from four percent to six percent but even with these changes. The risks were too two high for most speculators. In December and January New England leaders met at a conference in Providence Rhode Island to discuss plus the growing problems of government credit and currency acceptance. Although over in Britain Adam Smith had just published his new book the the wealth of Nations. No one in America seemed interested in the invisible hand of the market. Instead delegates recommended the establishment of mandatory reprises range of commonly needed goods and forcing merchants to accept paper money at those prices the continental Congress endorsed I the New England conferences recommendations and also recommended that the middle and southern states hold similar conferences. This of course only continued continued to devalue the continental dollar and created even more economic chaos across the continent but to be fair Congress really had had no choice it had no power to raise money through taxes and little chance of obtaining that power in the foreseeable future states would not come come up with the necessary funds to prosecute the war as a result. Delegates saw no option other than to continue to print paper money and force people to accept it in exchange for goods and services so in addition to building a diplomatic core and creating a new economic system out of nothing congress also spent considerable time running military affairs although they had just given Washington a great deal of authority over such things. Congress Congress could not help but metal in disputes. That came to its attention. Congress had appointed Jon Morgan as physician in Chief of the army back in October. Tober seventeen seventy five. This was right after it removed. Benjamin Church on suspicion of espionage. Dr Morgan had been a quaker physician in Philadelphia before the war but had served in the French and Indian war and left his quaker upbringing behind many years before the revolution started he became a committed patriot and by most accounts served reasonably well as physician in chief for well over a year. The big complaint against him was that that he was unable to make medical supplies available to regimental surgeons but the problem there was not administrative competence. It was that the continental army army had no supplies and no money to buy them. Dr William Shippen also from Philadelphia and doctor Samuel Stringer of Albany. Vigny both tried to undermine Morgan and have him replaced. In the fall of seventeen. Seventy six congress had decided to divide medical Michael Authority Liberty Morgan's authority to New England.

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