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The Sugar Act
Flibbergibish! How stupid we have been, now that the sugar and molasses prices have gone up nor me or Husband or our animals (horses), have had anything sweet for many moons. Why our animals (horses) you question well, my answer to you is, well hmm, let me see how to say this. Oh yes I think this will suit your mind very well in fact almost excellent. Our small farm has 3 horses you see, and when our horses get sick we put molasses onto a piece of bread ad sprinkle the medicine onto that and then the horses eat the mixture just like that! But alas now they cannot because of the sugar and molasses act. Now I have to bake un sweetened food! Mary
Article posted February 9, 2009 at 01:53 PM •
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When I was searching on the sugar act on the web I saw a website that said that the act only raised the tax on sugar and not molasses, if you want to check it out the address is http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_sugar_act .
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Molly Pitcher/ Mary Hayes
“An Artillery wife, Mary Hays McCauly (better known as Molly Pitcher) shared the rigors of Valley Forge with her husband, William Hays. Her actions during the battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778 became legendary. That day at Monmouth was as hot as Valley Forge was cold. Someone had to cool the hot guns and bathe parched throats with water.
of reach of hard-charging British. On her next trip with water, she found her artilleryman husband back with the guns again, replacing a casualty. While she watched, Hays fell wounded. The piece, its crew too depleted to serve it, was about to be withdrawn. Without hesitation, Molly stepped forward and took the rammer staff from her fallen husband’s hands. For the second time on an American battlefield, a woman manned a gun. (The first was Margaret Corbin during the defense of Fort Washington in 1776.) Resolutely, she stayed at her post in the face of heavy enemy fire, ably acting as a matross (gunner).
For her heroic role, General Washington himself issued her a warrant as a noncommissioned officer. Thereafter, she was widely hailed as "Sergeant Molly." A flagstaff and cannon stand at her gravesite at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A sculpture on the battle monument commemorates her courageous deed.”
Found at: http://sill-www.army.mil/pao/pamolly.htm