Rebecca Motte, Erected by Rebecca Motte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Ceremony of Unveiling at St. And I am a teacher to be. Later that day Fort Washington was overpowered by the Hessians and most of the Patriots at the fort were taken as prisoners. The British moved Motte and her household to an outbuilding. The society of this sprightly and fascinating widow appears to have been much sought by the more cultivated among the British, who enjoyed her brilliant conversation, while they winced under her sarcasm.
The American forces captured the British troops and their supply convoy. First woman to Receive Military Pension Margaret Corbin 1751-1800 was wounded while fighting at the Battle of Fort Washington, and she eventually became the first woman to ever receive a military pension from Congress. She had spunk, determination, and grace. So, she provided the fire arrows for the task. The smile with which the communication was received, gave instant relief to the embarrassed officer. In 1765 he had started construction of his lavish townhouse in King Street in Charleston.
The Exchange Building was subsequently operated as a museum dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of the Old Exchange, the city of Charleston, and colonial and antebellum America. Check out my webpage - Anonymous said. They resided at the Fairfield Plantation just outside of Charleston, South Carolina on the Santee River and had seven children; two of their daughters married Revolutionary War veteran Thomas Pinckney in succession, not at the same time. Her husband Jacobm also a merchant, was very ill, and she cared for him upstairs as she also was expected to be hospitable to the British officers downstairs. As we laughed and got a chance to talk as we looked at every piece of fabric in about three stores — touching them all several times - we finally found an exceptional cotton of an intense blue for the skirt that is a type of Indigo color, for which South Carolina was so famous! The state also approves compensation for the interest accrued from the time of the burning of the house to the time this document was written: forty-two pounds and six pence. Women from history, especially those who rose to fame from ordinary lives, have been an inspiration to her. When American forces failed to take the fort, they decided to burn the British out.
It was occupied by a garrison under the command of Captain M'Pherson, of one hundred and sixty-five men, having been increased by a small detachment of dragoons from Charleston, a few hours before the appearance of the Americans. He shot three arrows that impacted and ignited the roof. The complete libertarians smoothly canadian than possible ghost, such odors, and efficiency shells, with its passenger. She survived but never fully recovered from her wounds. Motte had only been at her home a couple months when a knock came at the door — Captain McPherson again! They then marched him in to the local tavern where they enjoyed a fine supper and guarded their prisoner until morning, at which time they delivered him into military custody at Groton.
Motte's dwelling his quarters, at her pressing invitation, and with his officers had shared her liberal hospitality. For much of the nineteenth century it served as a post office. Anthony Allaire in King's Mountain and its Heroes. Motte's life after the war, her virtues and usefulness were best appreciated by those who knew her intimately, or lived in her house. Rebecca Brewton Motte was born on the 28th of June, 1738. I have stood upon the spot, and felt that it was indeed classic ground, and consecrated by memories which should thrill the heart of every American.
South Carolinians in the War for American Independence. It was vital to hold both forts. We love getting a great idea and then going shopping to find exactly the right fabrics. The story goes that her brother, Miles Brrewton, had received this beautiful bow and arrows as a gift from a friend who had spent some time in the East Indies, where it was made. One day when walking in Broad street, wearing deep mourning, according to the custom of the whig ladies, she was joined by an English officer. Motte found a clever way to hide her daughters in the attic from the soldiers for seven months. She later married Jacob Motte in 1758, she was the mother of six children with only three living to maturity.
Every thing was now prepared for the concluding scene. Motte even presented Lee with the combustible arrows that were used in the burning of her home. The able-bodied men in town left immediately to participate in the fight. She was a firm Patriot, and this was the second time one of her homes had been overrun by the British. She had sent all her slaves, furnished at her expense, to defend Charleston , and she had no son to serve the Patriots.
Cecil Hartley, The Life of Francis Marion 1866. Showing forth a class of genteelness and hospitality. Pinckney was the wife of a gallant officer, then a prisoner in the hands of the British. Two died when young; infant mortality was high in that era. Lee to burn her mansion to dislodge the British was acquired by the Capitol in 1899. To the effect of this grace and gentle kindness, is doubtless due much of the generosity exercised by the victors towards those who, according to strict rule, had no right to expect mercy. The large new mansion-house belonging to Mrs.
Rebecca treated her like one of her own daughters. Posted in Rebecca Motte Ardent Patriot By Sarah Christine Walters Rebecca Brewton Motte was an ardent Patriot. She would like to be a broadcast journalist one day specializing in history and politics. It was the summer residence of the owner, whose deceased husband had been a firm friend to his country, and whose daughter Mrs. Her mother was a native of Ireland, and married Mr.