HISTORY ESSAY #1

HISTORY ESSAY#1 - 1 Hist-H 105 W 4:40-5:30 Charles Session's Letter Charles Session was a white man well educated and had been serving as an

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1 Hist-H 105 W 4:40-5:30 Charles Session’s Letter Charles Session was a white man, well educated, and had been serving as an officer in George Washington’s Continental forces in the winter of 1778. His letter to his wife, Louisa, tells us a lot about him and his time period. His letter is written with the intent to calm his wife’s worries as well as to explain his reason for going off to war. He seems to be motivated by the idea of gaining his freedom and no longer feeling like a “slave” to the British government. Charles Sessions’ letter to his wife portrays the ideas of that time. His uncertainty in what he calls their quest for freedom and his way of explain his ideas prove to show the importance of religion, the enlightenment, republican ideologies, and the general ideas towards women in the late 1700s. Charles Session starts the letter out by saying “For you may think me mistake or fond to believe our cause is just and that a Righteous God, has called us every man to HIS account to look with our hearts and say yea or no to this great venture.” This line alone tells you four or five different things about Sessions and the era in which he represents. The beginning of this sentence leads one to believe that
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST-H 105 taught by Professor Sword during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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HISTORY ESSAY#1 - 1 Hist-H 105 W 4:40-5:30 Charles Session's Letter Charles Session was a white man well educated and had been serving as an

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