New Hampshire’s 4th of July: Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it

AP004“Freedom to those who have virtue to defend it.”

— one of the toasts offered by the Provincial Congress to his Excellency General Washington, and his suite, the General and Staff Officers, and the Commanding Officer, of different regiments in & near the City of New York, on June 19, 1776.

[from: Freeman’s Journal, Published as the New-Hampshire Gazette, dated July 20, 1776, Vol. I, Issue 9.]

Berwin H. Webster with sister's Anna and Margaret.  Posing against a fence in Merrimack NH circa 1918.

My father, Berwin H. Webster with sisters Anna (holding flag) and Margaret, posing against a fence in Merrimack NH circa 1918.  Berwin went on to serve in the United States Navy during World War II.  His great-grandfather Aaron Webster served as a nurse in the 93rd Regiment Co. B from PA  during the Civil War, and his 3rd great grandfather Ezra Abbott was a patriot of the American Revolution, serving in Colonel Bedel’s Regiment and was at Fort Cedars, Canada East, May 19, 1776 and in General Stark’s brigade, Col. Stickney’s Regiment 1777.


(just a few posts from my friend, Heather Rojo’s blog at Nutfield Genealogy)

4th of July ~ Celebrate the Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2012)

Fourth of July Peas and Salmon (2010)

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