Quiz - Question 1First part In July 1775 in consultation with Colonel Henry Tucker the head of a distinguished Bermuda family Benjamin Franklin and

Quiz - Question 1First part In July 1775 in consultation...

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Question 1- First part: In July, 1775, in consultation with Colonel Henry Tucker, the head of a distinguished Bermuda family, Benjamin Franklin and Robert Morris worked out a plan to obtain the store of gunpowder in the Royal Arsenal at Bermuda. To afford Bermuda much needed foodstuffs in exchange for the powder, on July 15, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved to permit the exchange of food for guns and gunpowder brought by any vessel to an American port. On the night of August 14, 1775, two patriot ships rendezvoused with Col. Tucker's followers off the coast of Bermuda, and a raiding party went ashore. An American sailor was lowered into the arsenal through an opening in the roof, and the doors opened from the inside. The barrels of gunpowder were rolled to awaiting Bermudian whaleboats and transported to the American ships. Twelve days later half of the powder was delivered to Philadelphia. The other half of the powder was delivered to American forces at Charleston. In October 1775, the Government of Bermuda issued~ the four postage stamps depicted here to commemorate what has become known as the "Bermuda Gunpowder Plot." America's second covert action effort ended in failure, however. General Washington, hearing independently of the Bermuda powder, dispatched ships to purchase or seize it. Lacking a centralized intelligence authority, he was unaware of the Franklin-Morris success, and in October 1775, when Washington's ships arrived in Bermuda, the gunpowder had been gone for two months and British ships patrolled Bermuda waters. Based on information received by the Committee of

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