The Dewey Homestead

The Dewey Homestead Bennington Vermont


Stock #: 322494
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Bennington
State: Vermont (VT)
County: Bennington
Publisher: E. T. Griswold
Postmark: 1914 Aug-20
PM City: North Adams
PM State: MA
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Dewey house, built in 1765, on which floor the night of August 15, 1777, slept many American patriots, while the women of the household baked eighty loaves of bread for their use the following day of strife. All the men folk having left for battle and an Army Surgeon having appropriated the horse left for her flight, it was Mrs. Mary Tilden Dewey who proposed, if necessary, to defend herself against the Indians, to bombard them with "Hasty pudding and a quantity of boiling water."
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