Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Evacuation Day!

It may be St. Patrick's Day everywhere, but here in Boston it's Evacuation Day too, the anniversary of the British army's departure from the city in 1776. John Bell's posted a pertinent letter relating to the sailing of the fleet, in which the (apparently patriot-leaning) correspondent writes: "March is the most tempestuous month of the year upon the American coast; so that without a miracle this wretched fleet must be dispersed and lost. It is impossible that more events could concur to render their distress complete, and their ruin almost inevitable."

Bit of wishful (and rather morbid) thinking, that?

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