R. J. Nello

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ-born, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง-based, novelist.๐Ÿ“– Writing, travel, culture and more. Always holding "auditions" – so be careful or you may end up a character in โ€œ1797โ€…and perhaps an evil one.๐ŸŽญ (And why do I suspect some of you might like that latter in particular?)๐Ÿ˜‚

To “The Honorable Ezekiel Gilbert”

July 7, 2016
R. J. Nello

Yesterday’s post was depressing. The present day isn’t exactly doing it for me lately. I thought let’s have a retreat to the past for this one….

Main entrance. George Washington's Mount Vernon. Virginia. [Photo by me, 2011.]

Main entrance. George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Virginia. [Photo by me, 2011.]

But naturally there were troubles back then, too. Moreover when it came to communicating with our representatives back in the U.S. as to what we abroad were witnessing, there wasn’t even email! And we definitely couldn’t “@” them on Twitter!

We would have sat down and composed an ink-splotted letter by candlelight that we hoped might get to its destination in two or three months if we were lucky….

Sneak Peek into  "Conventions." Click to expand.

Sneak Peek into “Conventions.” Click to expand.

Well, uh, maybe the present isn’t so bad, after all.

Congressman Gilbert (1756-1841) was a “Federalist” and strong supporter of President George Washington. (As increasingly opposed by Thomas Jefferson’s “Republicans” – who later became today’s Democrats – as the U.S. political party system began to come into existence.) Now, don’t say you don’t pick up vital information on my site here. On what other historical fiction-romance author’s blog today would you have learned the name of the U.S. House member who represented remote Columbia County, and parts of others, along the Hudson River in upstate New York between 1793-1797!

Catskills Mountain view, June 2016. [Photo by me.]

Catskills Mountain view, June 2016. [Photo by me.]

Once again, briefly stuck in “1794.” I can get a bit carried away, I know. But I do so love the conversational style of that bygone era

Have a good day, wherever you are in our 2016. ๐Ÿ™‚

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