~As I was walking to the weavers this morning I couldn't believe my eyes. As I was standing there, riding right toward me and then in front of me was General Cornwallis, servant of King George the III, himself.
Earlier this morning the red coats came and captured the Capitol building and are holding it.
This was only a forwarning of what was to come. Later that afternoon, Cornwallis's men and the retinue marched on the city of Williamsburg.
600 hundred strong they were. They marched up from North Carolina with the mission to hold Williamsburg's allegiance to the King.
I expected there to be complete silence as his strong words grabbed hold of people's hearts but instead there was loud booing and jeering and shouts of "We the People". Who knows what the future holds for this small town? Who knows if the colony states will join together to combat the King. I do know that everyone is waiting to see what this state of Virginia will do, being the largest state and all. We hear that the Intercontinental Congress is preparing a declaration which will separate us from England. There is sure to be much blood shed and all we can ask is for God's protection.
As I watch these lobster men set up their camps, I can only wish for a speedy resolution and the departure of this army who knows us not. God Save the People and God Save Us All.
I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. It meant so much to us this year after having just been to Colonial Williamsburg. We all wore our tri-corner hats which we deemed Patriot hats but many of our barbeque friends were asking why we were dressed as pirates. You know what they say, "One man's patriot hat is as good as another's pirate hat".