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The Presbyterian Church in  Setauket, NY; where the Culper Spy Ring first began.
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The Culper Spy Ring

Walking down the tranquil paths of the Frank Melville Park in Setauket, it's nearly impossible to imagine this gentle village rattled by a war, but if one was to step back in time to 1778, they would find the area and the mood abound to be quite different. During the Revolutionary War, Long Island was completely occupied by British forces after their victory at the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Once established, they took over everything: moving into colonists' homes, stealing their…

The English Colonies Before 1763

The English Colonies Before 1763

The English Colonies Before 1763

<em>Washington at Verplanck's Point.</em> By John Trumbull, New York, New York; dated 1790. Oil on canvas. (Unframed) Height: 30” (76.5 cm); Width: 20” (51.1 cm). <em>1964.2201</em>

Paintings & Prints

From the outset of his collecting in the 1920s, Henry Francis du Pont recognized the importance of portraits, paintings, prints and maps to the room settings he was creating at Winterthur.

"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind." --Thomas Paine (From "Common Sense," 1776.)
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"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind." --Thomas Paine (From "Common Sense," 1776.)

This page of Robert Townsend's ledgers places Abraham Woodhull in Townsend's store on July 15, 1779. This corresponds with a period of Culper dispatches, and suggests Woodhull was probably in the store to pick up dispatches. In the summer of 1779, Woodhull was still traveling to New York frequently.
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Robert Townsend a.k.a. "Samuel Culper, Jr." a.k.a. "723"
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Culper Spy Ring

Culper Spy Ring Robert Townsend a.k.a. "Samuel Culper, Jr." a.k.a. "723"

Teapot, "Stamp Act Repeal'd" 1766

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Teapot, "Stamp Act Repeal'd" 1766

Sketch by Peter Townsend of his uncle Robert (aka Culper Jr) 1813.
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The Townsends of Oyster Bay and Washington’s spy ring

Sketch by Peter Townsend of his uncle Robert (aka Culper Jr) 1813.

"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick Henry
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"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick Henry

The Stamp Act applied to the colonies a stamp tax on all sorts of paper—from newspapers to legal documents to playing cards—that had been in place in England for more than a century.
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The American Revolution

The Stamp Act applied to the colonies a stamp tax on all sorts of paper—from newspapers to legal documents to playing cards—that had been in place in England for more than a century.

Procession in New York in opposition to the Stamp Act - 1765

Procession in New York in opposition to the Stamp Act - 1765

Thomas Paine. Emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776) that advocated colonial America's independence from Great Britain.

Thomas Paine. Emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776) that advocated colonial America's independence from Great Britain.

Who was #355?

Who was #355?

Common Sense, by Thomas Paine
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