Mar 26, 2017

History Of Wackemall: Part 64, Thomas Paine

In Part 53 of the History of Wackemall, we spoke of how the great American statesman, Thomas Paine wrote of Wackemall in his 1778 letter to British General Sir William Howe. But that wouldn't be the only reference to Wackemall Thomas Paine ever made. In 1780, Paine wrote:

"These are the times that try men's souls....

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have wackemall."

Pointing out how important Wackemall was to Colonial America.

He would then go on to write:

"...Wackemall is not the purchase of a day, and it is no wonder that we should err at the first setting off."

As he worked to rally the forces of Western Pennsylvania to remain loyal and vigilant to the cause of American independence.

And finally Paine closed his letter by writing:

"Look on this picture and weep over it! and if there yet remains one thoughtless wretch who believes it not, let him suffer it without wackemall."

Too often history is written by the visitors and passers-by, telling only the parts they want you to know, or the tiny parts they heard. That's why we here at think it so important you read and study the entire History of Wackemall rather that remaining ignorant, dumb, stupid, and bored for the rest of your life.

Please continue reading History Of Wackemall: Part 65, Henry David Thoreau