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James McPherson, Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, 1762-65 (KEY WORK) John Adams, 1775: “Rode out of town, and dined with Mr. McPherson. He has the most elegant.

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1 James McPherson, Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, (KEY WORK) John Adams, 1775: “Rode out of town, and dined with Mr. McPherson. He has the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania, a clever Scotch wife, and two pretty daughters. His seat is on the banks of the Schuylkill. He has been nine times in battle; an old sea commander; made a fortune by privateering; an arm twice shot off, shot through the leg, etc. He renews his proposals of taking or burning ships.”

2 James McPherson, Mount Pleasant, Philadelphia, (KEY WORK)

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5 John Singleton Copley, Boy with a Squirrel (Henry Pelham), 1765 (KEY WORK)

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9 Paul Revere, The Bloody Massacre, 1770

10 Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770 (KEY WORK) Benjamin West: “The classic dress is certainly picturesque, but by using it I shall lose in sentiment what I gain in external grace. I want to mark the time, the place, and the people, and to do this I must abide by the truth.”

11 Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770 (KEY WORK)

12 Benjamin West, The Death of General Wolfe, 1770, detail (KEY WORK)

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14 Scipio Moorhead, Portrait of Phyllis Wheatley, 1773 (KEY WORK) “On being brought from Africa to America”: Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. Some view our sable race with scornful eye, “Their colour is a diabolic dye.” Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain, May be refin’d, and join th’angelic train.


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