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Ralph Forster

1700s Mental Health: Case of Mary Doer

Lunatics in the 1770s: Mary Doer Mental illnesses have been around for a long time. Several cases have been stumbled upon in trying to understand life in the 1700s for Imans/Eymans, their friends and associates. A Mary Doer and a Robert Traill wound up needing help and received it from asylums of the day. Mary…

1774 and the Scottish Tobacco Merchant

The Letterbooks of Alexander Hamilton, Piscataway Factor, Parts 1 (1774) (1774-1775). Maryland History Magazine, LXI [June 1966][1] , and Part II, 1967, Volume LXII Alexander Hamilton was a Scottish merchant at Piscataway, a small Potomac port in Prince George less than a mile from Warburton Manor, where Ralph Forster’s future wife was born and raised.…

Ralph Forster Overview

Do you ever get stuck on a project and pick up a path heading in a different direction for little reason aside from some wild idea that you know makes little sense? Ralph Forster was the name of a captain of a Ship HERO which brought a lot of Amish and Mennonites to America in…