In 1776, the thirteen American colonies finally declared their intention to separate themselves politically from Great Britain.
This was the final step in an ongoing process wherein the colonies objected to the political and taxing interference of Britain on the affairs of the colonies
and the Battle of Bunker Hill antagonized George lll of Britain so much that he issued 
"A Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition".  The effect of this proclamation was to declare the
members of the Second Continental Congress as traitors and enemies  and that  he intended to use armed force to suppress the colonies.

The colonies responded with a Declaration of Independence.

The war became known as The American Revolutionary War.
This war actually morphed into a bigger struggle which included
France, Spain and Holland all secretly providing supplies to the struggling colonies.
French entrance into the war was the final factor which insured the colonial victory

revolutionary war spoons

all spoons are sterling
left  vertical:
1. Concord 1775 with rifle on handle,  unidentified manufacturer
2.  golden rod handle with Bunker Hill memorial in bowl, unidentified manufacturer
3. Demi with Bennington (Vermont)  monument in bowl. Battle of Bennington 8/16/1777,  by Mechanics div of Watson
4.  Demi  Bunker Hill Memorial in bowl, unidentified manufacturer
lower horizontal:
1. Pringle House occupied by British 1775, Charleston S.C.,  pat 1899 by Wallace
2. Old Meeting House, Hillsborough, NH 1794.  by Towle 1892 gold washed bowl

battle monument baltimore spoons
Baltimore Battle Monuments  are   sterling
1.  engraved handle and monument in bowl, no manufactuer identified
2. embossed view of the Baltimore Monument in bowl on a state handle,  by Mechanics div of Watson
3. engraved monument in bowl, retailed by Jacobi and Jenkins

Vincennes spoonsalice of old vicennes spoon

spoons are sterling
1. "House of First Legislature", Vincennes, Ind. on Indiana handle by Sterling Silver Manufacturing Co. (ssmc)
2. Alice of Old Vincennes (1779) by Watson-engraved  6-24-08
Vincennes (founded 1732) is the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Indiana and was the capital of the Indiana territory
"Alice of Old Vincennes" was a very popular book (1900)  by Maurice Thompson a local historian and writer.
This  fictional book is about a beautiful strong willed Anglo  teenager who was captured by Indians and finally rescued by a French family that raised her

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