Book Review Peculiar

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Book Review Peculiar - Mrs. M. Murrill Ralsten. Book Review Reveals...
Mrs. M. Murrill Ralsten. Book Review Reveals Beginning Of American Intelligence Work Highlighting the April meeting meeting of Capt. James Allen Chapter, Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution was a book review presented by Mrs. Robert L. Amick. Written by Corey Ford, me book entitled "A Peculiar Service" Service" was described as a gripping gripping and authentic narrative about the beginnings of American Intelligence during the American Revolution. Like Geneva in World War IT, New York City was the area of surveillance, and it was here members of the DAR visualized the entire Revolution anew as the .story began to unfold Culper Ring members wore no uniforms, worked anonymously anonymously and received no medals or public acclaim. They often were despised by family and neighbors who believed they fiad defected to the British, and they lived in constant fear, for detection meant death on the gallows. Mrs. Amick urged the group to read Ford's dramatic narrative narrative on the A m e r i c a n Revolution for a review of the bitter Civil War fought for the liberation of a colonial people. This book, Mrs. Amick said, is considered one of the most evocative ever, written on the Revolution, because the in- through the words of the guest gemrity of these patroits behind the lines was a great contribu- speaker. When New York: fell to the British in the fall of 1776, a silent war began that was waged waged relentlessly in the captive garrison city during the seven years of enemy occupation. The weapons were and smuggled battlegrounds, phials, ciphers messages; the coffee houses, taverns and military headquarters. headquarters. Gen. George Washington's Manhattan agency known as the Culper Ring, included a school teacher, a Long Island farmer, a tavern keeper and an ex- whaler. They were amateurs in the art of "spying, but kept Gen. Washington supplied with a steady flow of military intelligence intelligence that succeeded in outwitting British counter intelligence intelligence to the end of the Revolutionary War. American's Creed, During the business session t was announced the chapter will be represented by Mrs Arthur P. Stevenson at the Continental Continental Congress of the DAR April 17 at national headquarters headquarters in Washington, D. C. The Tuesday afternoon meet- ng was held in the home of Mrs. Kermit A. Locke on Beaver Avenue who was assisted in serving by Mrs. M. Murrill Ralsten. Other hostesses were Mrs. A. D. Cooke and Mrs. Frank Lowe. tion to American independence, and should appeal especially to members of the DAR. A part of every program, the report on National Defense, was given by Mrs. Earl E. Bibb. The purpose of this report is to keep members informed on threats and dangers to our country from bom inside and outside enemies. Mrs. Bibb emphasized the importance for all citizens to awaken from an obvious state of lethargy and do everything possible to protect the freedom for which our forefathers sacrificed their fortunes and lives. Mrs. Robert L. Reardon, regent, presided during the ritual, ritual, the pledge of allegiance to the American flag and the Her with with satin. a cover, for Miss of the of Miss Robin bride, Junior Amanda sister, the of gown and attired gowns. of of the Becky Out-Of-Town Out-of-town guests attending the wedding of Miss Deborah Lynn Riffe and Walter Andrew Miller Saturday in St Francis de Sales Catholic Church included: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kalman and children, Babylon, N. Y., Theodore Miller of Whitestown, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dudell, Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Miller, Jay Dudek, Miss Karen Miller, and John Horodish, all of Levittown, N. Y-; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Speaks and daughter, Atlanta, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Green and children, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Blanton William daughter, Ohio; and and Miss Va.; and and of and Chicago, Hot the Judy To The

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald The Raleigh Register,
  2. 08 Apr 1972, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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