Today in the Revolution ...
The "Empress of China," the first U.S. ship to trade with China, sails from New York.
Birthday of ...
George Washington. Age on 4 July 1776: 44.
Rembrandt Peale, who like his father the painter Charles Willson Peale, will be an iconographer of the Revolution.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
At a great Pennyworth, pause a while.
— Benjamin Franklin,1739