Plans approved to demolish and redevelop the former fun zone at 1178 silas deane highway for the borden mixed use project including 111 residential apartments construction is well underway at the former church homes property at 275 ridge road to redevelop. Early in the american revolution,silas deane worked without salary and spent much of his own money persuading the french to send guns, ships and other supplies to the patriots for his efforts he was called a traitor and a spy, treated shabbily by the continental congress, driven into poverty and. Silas deane, connecticut delegate to the continental congress, leaves for france on a secret mission on this day in 1776 the committee of congress for secret correspondence, consisting of. Silas deane house (1766) serving as a delegate to the continental congress in 1776, he was sent to france on a mission to secure french aid deane worked. Silas deane (1737-1789) - born in connecticut, this man did so much to bring the colonies to nationhood during the years before, during and after the revolutionary war john adams (1735-1826) - deane got to know adams as a delegate to the continental congress where they shared an interest in creating a continental navy.
The borden at 1178 silas deane project features 111 market rate apartments, plus restaurant space on the ground floor the project is expected to revitalize the former fun zone property on the. The strange death of silas deane james west davidson and mark hamilton lytle connecticut's committee of correspondence and later as a delegate to the. Silas deane (january 4, 1738 [os december 24, 1737] - september 23, 1789) was an american merchant, politician, and diplomat a supporter of american independence, deane served as a delegate. Silas condict (1738-1801), delegate to the continental silas was apprenticed to former extraordinary wizard alther paulo silas silas bent silas deane.
Silas deane was born in groton, connecticut on december 24, 1737 he was the oldest of six children whose father made his money farming, speculating on land and possibly as a blacksmith the family was wealthy enough to afford to pay for silas to attend yale university, from which he graduated in 1758. Silas deane's career began with one of those rags-to-riches stories so much of a former governor of connecticut delegate to the first and second. Delegates to the us congress: history and current status in congress can be found in a 1776 letter from silas deane to the select committee of.
In 1761 deane silas was admitted to the bar, but instead of practising became a merchant at wethersfield, connecticut he was elected to the continental congress as a representative from connecticut, but was repudiated as a delegate in 1776. Silas deane (january 4, 1738 [ os december 24, 1737] - september 23, 1789) was an american merchant , politician , and diplomat , and a supporter of american independence deane served as a delegate to the continental congress , then as the first foreign diplomat from the united states to france. Silas deane 29 likes silas deane was an american merchant, politician, and diplomat, and a supporter of american independence deane served as a delegate to the.
Silas deane (december 24, 1737 - september 23, 1789) was an american merchant, politician and diplomat originally a supporter of american independence deane served as a delegate to the continental congress and then as the united states' first foreign diplomat when he travelled to france to. The town plan and zoning commission will consider a plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary-franklin wellness center at 719 silas deane highway. In 1774, the connecticut general assembly chose silas deane to be one of the colony's three delegates to the first continental congress in philadelphia many of the continental congressmen befriended deane he had an amiable personality, keen intelligence, strong work ethic, and a forgiving nature that made him likable. Silas deane, a delegate from connecticut, recorded that lynch wears his hair strait, his clothes in the plainest order, and is highly esteemed lynch was also elected by st james santee parish to the second provincial congress (1775-1776) and the first south carolina general assembly (1776), although he did not participate in either. Congress appoints silas deane as diplomatic agent to france, in hopes of securing military aid virginia delegate richard henry lee offers a formal resolution.
Deane, silas, a delegate from connecticut born in groton, conn, december 24, 1737 received a classical training, and was graduated from yale college, new haven, conn, in 1758 studied law was admitted to the bar in 1761 and commenced practice in wethersfield, conn, afterward engaged in mercantile pursuits in the same town deputy of the general assembly 1768-1775 member of the. Silas deane was a delegate from connecticut who served in the continental congress from september 5 to october 26, 1774 and may 10 to august 2, 1775 [begins on p 34. An untimely death silas deane's career began he married the granddaughter of a former connecticut's committee of correspondence and later as a delegate to the. — do you know this silas deane, grandfather — somewhat he grew up in connecticut, became a teacher, then turned to law and graduated from yale, america's best center of learning along with harvard.
Silas deane was born december 24, 1737 in ledyard, ct, son of silas dean (sic), a blacksmith and land speculator, and sarah barker dean, formerly of marshfield, ma following his 1758 graduation from yale college, deane taught school in hartford and read for the bar. Silas deane: a secret agent in france after his stint as a delegate, deane was chosen to travel to france for a secret endeavor aimed at securing aid for the. This report builds on earlier reports on territorial delegates prepared by former current issues and historical background the from silas deane to. Silas deane: silas deane, first us diplomat sent abroad (1776), who helped secure much-needed french aid for the american revolutionary cause admitted to the bar in 1761, deane served as a delegate from connecticut to the continental congress in philadelphia (1774-76.
Silas deane was an american patriot and prominent member of the continental congress at the dawn of the american revolution on a diplomatic mission to france, deane played a key role in obtaining the military supplies that made possible the victory at saratoga in october 1777, leading to an alliance with the french the following year. Early history of the deane house silas deane graduated from yale college in 1758 and was admitted to the bar in 1761 she was the granddaughter of a former.