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Forever Young Birth Of A Nation

Copyright © 2012 Gerald Simpkins

Neither this document nor any part of it may be copied, reproduced, stored, or transferred by print, electronic, or any other means without written permission from the author.

Published by Gerald Simpkins at Smashwords 2012

ISBN 978-0-9665434-3-8


This book is dedicated to my wife Kathy. Special thanks to Joe Perrone.


All characters in this story are purely fictional, the product of the author’s imagination. The only exceptions are some of America’s founding fathers, three European kings, and the Marquis de Sade. All of those are historically-documented figures who lived during the latter half of the 18th century. Any quotes attributed to them are purely fictional.

Chapter 1

January 11, 1781: Long Island New York

The sound of mandolin music and voices singing became louder as Ian slowly opened the back door and glided in, silently closing it behind him. He felt around and verified that his five flintlock pistols were in their holsters, unfastening the retainer strap on each of them. Next he undid the stays on both his knife and sword and checked to see that they were free in their sheaths. Satisfied that all weapons were ready, he glided forward and as the song came to a place where they were singing louder, he drew two of the pistols from his shoulder holsters, cocking them.

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