How a Quaker Grandmother Saved George Washington and the Colonial Army

One of the mothers of the American Revolution

A photograph of a Quaker bonnet, circa 1809. Courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society.

Philadelphia, 1777.

LLydia Darragh seemed an unlikely revolutionary. First, she was a Quaker, sworn to a life of pacifism. Second, she was in her fifties — a very old woman for the time. Finally, her next-door neighbor was General Howe, leader…



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Jennifer Dunne

Jennifer Dunne


Regular contributor to The Daily Cuppa & Dancing Elephants Press📚Author of fiction and non-fiction✏️Topics: cats, positivity, life, and living in the Caribbean