However great our unhappiness be, in consequence of our Separation, I can never consent my dearest love, that you should expose yourself to all the dangers which now attend a Sea Voyage in a common Vessel and without the guardianship of a particular Friend…Reflect for a moment into how much misery we might both be plunged by your captivity, and say dear Girl whether it will not be better to endure the pain of absence patiently, ‘till some eligible opportunity offer.

John Laurens to Martha Manning Laurens, in a letter dated November 9, 1777

This is the only letter from John to Martha that has been preserved.

(via john-laurens)

‘You asked me, my dear father, what bounds I have set to my desire of serving my country in the military line? I answer glorious death, or the triumph of the cause in which we are engaged.’

Such were the brave words addressed by the gallant and dashing Colonel John Laurens to his father, from Washington’s snowbound headquarters at Valley Forge on January 23, 1778.

Thus, after nobly serving his country on numerous great occasions, with characteristic rashness, or perhaps indifference, Laurens needlessly sacrificed his life in a minor military engagement, as victory itself became a promise. In time the Colonies won their well-deserved independence. The fact, therefore, that fate saw fit to grant not one, but both of John Laurens’ expressed wishes, comprises the bitter tragedy of his brilliant but brief career.

From “John Laurens: Carolina’s Romantic Contribution to the Revolutionary Ranks” by Mary-Elizabeth Lynah (via john-laurens)


Thunderstorm cloud lamp


Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens’s bedroom at Valley Forge.

Act my age?
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.
(via ghosts)


THE FOUNDING BROS T shirt Series is available HERE  just in time for July 4th (I hope lol). 

Wear G-Wash, T-Jeffs, J-Mads, J-Ads, A-Hams, and B-Franks with pride. 


les mis staging

original vs dallas

cast of frozen: queen elsa of arendelle
"What power do you have to stop this winter? To stop me?!"

The picture’s called Robespierre’s Hat, 1794


The picture’s called Robespierre’s Hat, 1794

i don’t care i love it » capital cities (europe)

The City of Love; The Forum; The Old Smoke; The Eternal City; The Grey City; Venice of the North; The City of Violet Crown; The Whitestone


my hand slipped


I’ve been promising ladyhistory that I’d pick up the Mr. Washington Kindergarten teacher series again, so, this is me working on trying to get back to it! 

(the t shirt is available here)


Red Rock Canyon, Waterton National Park by Spierry Images on Flickr.


Red Rock Canyon, Waterton National Park by Spierry Images on Flickr.