October 7, 1780: A Letter from Horatio Gates to William Blount

Historic artifacts and documents intrigue me. The more I know about something, the more I want to find out. I wrote a short biography of William Blount as a History Quick unit study. Blount was what we could call a “complicated” man. Deeply devoted to his family, he was a patriot in the Revolutionary War,…

Masinda

I am married but I use my maiden name. Why? Because years ago I promised my father I would. When I was writing for Sheet Music Magazine, I received a lot of reader write-in mail, all with music related comments or questions……except for one.  It was addressed to me, marked ‘Personal’.  The letter writer introduced…