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Patriot Day

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”

~ Mark Twain (1835-1910)

The times, they are a-changing. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress took a decisive step toward American independence by voting in favor of a resolution that declared the thirteen American colonies free and independent states, severing their political ties with Great Britain. This resolution, proposed by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, was the culmination of intense debate and growing sentiment for independence among the colonies. John Adams, a key advocate for the resolution, later wrote that July 2 would be celebrated as the most memorable epoch in American history. While the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, took place two days later on July 4, it was the vote on July 2 that marked the official decision for independence, setting the stage for the birth of a new nation. This vintage design predates the Scottish Register, but its strong design and colourways suggests loyalty, fortitude, courage, and sacrifice. 💙 💚 🖤 🤍

This tartan's designer is unknown and predates the Scottish Register of Tartans.

American Independence Day could have been reckoned on July 2nd, 1776 rather than July 4th.  July 2, 1776 is the day that the Continental Congress actually voted for independence. John Adams, in his writings, even noted that July 2 would be remembered in the annals of American history and would be marked with fireworks and celebrations. The written Declaration of Independence was dated July 4 as the official adoption day, but wasn't actually signed until August 2. Fifty-six delegates eventually signed the document, although all were not present on that day in August.

For more on the significant events surrounding this time period, click the portrait of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),  better known by the pen name Mark Twain.  Twain was an American writer, humorist, and essayist. He was praised as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," with William Faulkner calling him "the father of American literature." Twain's novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), with the latter often called the "Great American Novel."

Mark Twain visited Scotland several times during his travels in Europe. One notable visit was in 1873 when he traveled to Scotland with his family. He was particularly fond of Edinburgh, which he described in his letters and travel writings.

Twain was known to admire Scottish literature and authors. He was influenced by Scottish writers like Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns. Twain's admiration for Burns is evident in his letters and occasional references to the poet's work.

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