Isaac Potts (1750-1803) of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and the Valley Forge Washington at Prayer legend.
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Published by D.A. Graham in [Ellicott City, Md .
Written in English



  • Valley Forge (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Valley Forge


  • Potts, Isaac, 1750-1803.,
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Headquarters -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge.,
  • Potts family.,
  • Iron industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Valley Forge -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Valley Forge (Pa.) -- History -- 18th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

LC ClassificationsF159.V18 G728 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination12 leaves :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3995095M
LC Control Number2001335433

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Isaac Potts, 26 years old, was a resident of Valley Forge, and as a Quaker was opposed to the war. He supervised the grinding of the grain which George Washington ordered the neighboring farmers to bring to his army. The fullest account of Potts' testimony is Christian Book Store - Christian Posters - Christian Art - Christian Music - Gifts.   One of the book’s most famous excerpts remains Washington’s prayer during the Valley Forge winter encampment, which Weems wrote as an allegorical defense of revolutionary-era values. Weems repeatedly referred to his source for the story, Isaac Potts, as “Friend Potts” to highlight his religious affiliation with the Society of.   Meetings were discontinued in , owing to but few members remaining in that locality and the frame structure on King Street was sold a few years later. The active members of earliest times were: William Ives, Jacob Thomas, Isaac Potts, Hugh Jones, John Wilson, Joseph Potts, Jesse s: John Potts, Ruth Savage. Isaac Potts and Valley Fore. Isaac Potts was born on , into a family of Welsh immigrants that had settled in Pennsylvania. When Isaac was seven years old, his father, John Potts, purchased three plots of land on Mount Joy that came with an iron forge and a grain mill.

I visited Philadelphia this year, but the highlight for me was Valley Forge. This house at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was owned by Isaac Potts, and served as General Washington’s Headquarters during the winter of While visiting here, I met a wonderful park guide, dressed as a Continental soldier, who described the house and filled in the details of the environment that terrible.   Among the most prominent legends that grew up around the Continental Army’s now-famous winter encampment at Valley Forge in is the story of a pacifist Quaker man named Isaac Potts. View the profiles of people named Isaac Potts. Join Facebook to connect with Isaac Potts and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to. Early Settlers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. By S. H. Flickinger. This is a list of Lancaster county settlers who came between the years and and .

This is the story about three individuals—Isaac Potts (owner of the mill), William Dewees (owner of the forge), and Deborah Hewes (renter of Potts’ mill house that Washington would use for his headquarters when the American Army encamped there)—who lived there when the British passed through. (pp. color illus. index. Masthof Press, ). Coupons & Deals Book Annex Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off: Books for All Ages Bestsellers 30% Off. Customer Favorites. New Releases Coming Soon Boxed Sets Signed Books Books by Author Book Awards Celebrity Book Clubs & More Read Before You Stream Best Books of the Year B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions B&N Exclusives Large Print Books Audiobooks. Isaac 'Josh', Joshua Potts was born in , to Isaac, Joshua Potts and Patsy/Martha, Ann Potts. Isaac had 4 siblings: Mary Jane Crowder and 3 other siblings. Isaac married Barbara 'Barbery/Theresa', Theresa Potts in , at age 21 at marriage place, Missouri. The Isaac Potts House has the distinction of being known today as Washington's Headquarters. Constructed in by the Potts family, this summer and business residence reflects more the architectural style of a Philadelphia townhouse than the local farm houses of Chester County. The almost year old structure is.