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    I think Washington distilled Rum from molasses then used the triangle trade  to add Cargos of distilled Rum instead of just the raw sugar, rum, and molasses. Boston had some of the earliest distilleries, but his property in Virginia was very forward thinking in terms of making the hooch that later became the Moonshine industry.

    The first leg of the triangle was from a European port to Africa, in which ships carried supplies for sale and trade, such as copper, cloth, trinkets, slave beads, guns and ammunition. When the ship arrived, its cargo would be sold or bartered for slaves. On the second leg, ships made the journey of the Middle Passage from Africa to the New World. Many slaves died of disease in the crowded holds of the slave ships. Once the ship reached the New World, enslaved survivors were sold in the Caribbean or the American colonies. The ships were then prepared to get them thoroughly cleaned, drained, and loaded with export goods for a return voyage, the third leg, to their home port,[4] from the West Indies the main export cargoes were The ship then returned to Europe to complete the triangle.

    If you look at the people who first met as the "Sons of Liberty" in the Green Dragon bar in Boston, they were the mob John Hancock raised to Liberate his ship Liberty seized for smuggling and tax evasion.

    Later they turn up involved in Shay's rebellion which had something to do with both the Waldo Patent which was an attempt to sell them land they already owned it being part of a grant to a land speculator right along with the land of the indigenous inhabitants and untaxed Whiskey.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 03:25:51 PM PDT

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