Forgotten history. That is the "Surrender Table" on which the American and French negotiated terms of surrender with the English during the Revolutionary War. Currently at Elsing Green Plantation in middle-of-nowhere Virginia. Shouldn't it be on prominent display at the Smithsonian!? Prominent Display, Middle Of Nowhere Virginia, Green Plantations, Families Plantations, French Negotiation, Forgotten History, Revolutionary Wars, Negotiation Terms, Family'S Plantations
Elsing Green - John West (December 14, 1590 – ca. 1659) was acting colonial Governor of Virginia from 1635 to 1637, the third West brother to serve as governor. He was the fifth son and twelfth child of Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr, and was born at Testwood in Hampshire. He came to Virginia in 1618. He was a member of the House of Burgesses (1628–30).
The G&G Club celebrates in King Willaim, Virginia at The Elsing Green Plantation. Beautiful setting!
Tench Tilghman (1744-86), born near Easton, was aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The sword that he wore at the battles of Valley Forge and Yorktown, and when delivering news of the War’s end, is on display at the State House in Annapolis.
Elsing Green Plantation, rests along the Pamunkey River in King William Co., Virginia, near Richmond. The 18th-century plantation has been in continuous operation for more than 300 years. The exterior of the Queen Anne manor house is Flemish-bond brickwork, with its erection dating back to between 1715 & 1720. It is two-stories & U-shaped, with east & west wings jutting to the north. Doors on either side of the wing lead to a detached east dependency home & a west kitchen house.
Elsing Green Manor, King William County. 1758. The property's original dwelling house, a still-standing brick Jacobean lodge, was built in 1690, and the flanking original kitchen house dates to 1715.
Made between 1766 and 1770, this teapot boldly proclaims opposition to the British tax on all printed materials. Research by Museum curators indicates that there are no known identical teapots to this one. #seriouslyamazing