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    Revolutionary War, too. Can't remember if it was ten pounds Sterling or thirty, but my HS history teacher made the case that the money to feed troops and buy powder, etc, was just as valuable to the Revolution as showing up to fight was. It's one of the things the DAR tries to forget, our ancestors were the poor folks who had to pound the ground because they couldn't buy their way out. Having fought in person was the only area they could lord it over the privleged who did buy themselves out.

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

    by FarWestGirl on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:59:01 AM PDT

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