Capturing the Beautiful Rosamond Masks

After THE ARTIST who made all the images of beautiful women, was dead, then my brother Mark led a crack team of Ninja Right-wing Tax Dodgers in the back door of the Rosamond Gallery, and hand-picked his A Team to show the world how it is done, how, Art can be profitable – if you get rid of those damn artists! Above are two photos of Mark’s A Team.

Aunt Lillian
Uncle Dick
Pip and her boyfriend
Shamus Dundon
Vicki Presco
Jacci Belford
Stacey Pierrot

What these people have in common, is, not one of them can render a work of art! Here is a list of artists Mark excluded from participating in a established gallery in Carmel, and will not be Stars in Mark’s movie and book.

Shannon Rosamond
Drew Benton
John Presco

Here is the name of the woman who will be demonized by Mark’s A Team.

Rosemary……..Mark’s mother, the wage earner, who supported Mark and his siblings after Mark’s father THE MAN did a very poor job. Did Mark pay back Rosemary for the food she fed him?

The reason Mark lurks in the background, is because he has not paid Federal Taxes in years. Neither has Christine and Garth Benton. When a friend suggested I forget about Stacey Pierrot, and do some paintings, I suggested he call up Pierrot and suggest she take up art – and sell her own artwork at her own gallery, and not the one the world famous artist left to her daughters – THE ARTISTS!

Here is Mark’s Parasite Proclamation that he put on the web in 2008, the year the Tea Paty appeared. Mark declares the Federal Government a sucking parasite that has done no one any good. How about the Confederate Government? Didn’t they collect taxes so the Rebels can own guns and cannons so they can kill the Federal troops who wanted to take away their slaves – who were paid no wages? Mark’s Racist Manifesto ignores Slavery and installs Blacks in America as folks who want the good life – at the expence of White Folks.

Mark does not mention the British and French Monarchy – the Royal White Folk – who sent poor whites to America to work their plantaions – or the fact that %70 pefent of the whites were endentured slaves sent from Europe. These white folks fought the Rebels with tax money collected in Britain and its vast Empire, that turned the folks in India into their slaves. This tax money was used to stir up the Cherokee Indians who took the side of the White Loyalists – the White Parisites for the Crown! The Rosamond family fought the Loyalists and the Cherokee in South Carolina. They willed their slaves to their children! Do you think Christine Rosamond felt like an endentured slave to her kinfolk now that her fame was waning, and her goods were not selling like they used to – and guess who is to blame?

Jon Presco

White cultures are grass roots. They do not emanate top down from governments. All the federal government is in this country is one huge sucking parasite on American businesses and workers. Economies begin in the towns and cities where individuals and groups of individuals create the businesses, jobs and tax base. Observe the way this country was settled by white people. White men would venture into the wilderness seeking their fortune. When a certain level of development was reached white women would follow. It wasn’t until a significant economy was developed that the territory was considered for statehood. These economies were developed without the aid of a state or federal government.

Native-Americans paid a heavy price for this every-man-for-himself culture. Most of the conflicts were caused by Native-Americans getting between a desperately poor white man and his fortune, especially during the California gold rush. But to be fair, white men were just as ruthless to each other in the competition for wealth.
A lot more can be said about the negative side of developing this country to what is today. And white people were not the only ones involved. Blacks and Asians were in the mix.
But I will show that it is white people who made this country the richest most desirable place to live on the planet. A place so desirable that it seems everyone in the world wants a piece of the “American Dream”, in fact they think they have a right to it. This is setting us up for the biggest culture clash this country has seen to date.
The most important purpose of this discussion is to answer three of the most burning questions of our time.
1. Should white people feel guilty about their wealth?
2. Must white people share their wealth?
3. Do white people have the responsibility to provide economic parity to the other races?
As harsh as it sounds the answer to all three is NO!!!
It has been demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that communism, or any other form of wealth sharing, is a formula for poverty for all. Mao starved 30 million Chinese to death in the 1960s.
No human being has the right live at the expense of another. This is the definition of a parasite:
2. a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others.

William The Indian Fighter 1776 The British failed in their attempt to regain a foot hold on the South Carolina coast. However, the Cherokee Indians, allies of the British, opened a second battle front to the west. They quickly and brutally attacked settlers along the frontier in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The Cherokees considered all white settlers to be their enemy and did not always differentiate between Patriots and Loyalists. Terror quickly gripped the Back Country as news of repeated massacres spread. On the first of July, the South Carolina General Assembly called for Williamson and the Ninety-Six Regiment to march against the Cherokee Nation. Troops from the other Southern states soon joined the campaign that subsequently became known as the First Cherokee Expedition.

By the first of August, Major Williamson had raised 1,151 men, both Patriots and Loyalists, and set off for the frontier. Captains Andrew Pickens and James McCall served under Williamson. Private William Speer served under PickensB.

Williamson’s intent was to destroy the Lower Towns, which were those Cherokee villages located along the eastern foothills of the mountains in South Carolina. His first engagement occurred as he approached the first town, Essenacca on the Keowee River. A band of Cherokees along with some white adventurers dressed as Indians ambushed the militia and in a short fight, killed several before fleeing. The next day the village was destroyed without further opposition.

On August 12, Captain Pickens and 35 of his men on foot patrol were caught in the First Cherokee Ring Fight at Tomassee. They were in an open area along Tomassee Creek when they became surrounded by 200 to 300 Indian warriorsE. A bitter fight followed, but Pickens prevailed by keeping his men together and firing in orderly volleys at close range. The fight ended only after reinforcements arrived and the Cherokees fled, leaving 83 of their men dead or wounded on the battle field. Pickens’ casualties were presumably light. A few years later Pickens fought another ring fight in the same area, and again his quick actions averted sure death. For the rest of his life he would be called ‘Indian Fighter’ and ‘The Fighting Elder’ for his cool actions under fire. It is assumed that William Speer took part in these battles, but no official records have been found.

Williamson’s men also destroyed the villages of Tomassee, Jocassee, Estatoe and Tugaloo. They burned the fields and stores of maize and peas and slaughtered hogs, sheep, and cattle. Satisfied that he had pacified the Indian threat to South Carolina, Major Williamson started for home.

However, the United States Continental Congress was now calling for the Southern States to completely crush the Cherokees and South Carolina felt that more force was necessary. Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia were sending even larger armies into the Cherokee Middle Towns and the Over Hill Towns in the mountains. South Carolina expanded its efforts and sent Williamson back into the Cherokee Nation.

Williamson was promoted to Colonel and Pickens was promoted to Major. Colonel Thomas Sumter and Major William Henderson brought the newly-formed Sixth Militia Regiment and joined Williamson. On August 13, 1,800 men set out on their second march, this time against the Valley Towns in Georgia.

On August 19, they engaged a force of 600 Indians in a meadow called the Black Hole. After two hours the defeated Indians fled leaving behind many dead warriors.

Colonel Williamson and his men ruthlessly destroyed, among others, the villages of Tomotley and Little Tellico on the Hiwasee River, Frog Town on the Chestatee River, and Chotee on the Chattahoochee River. Again they destroyed all crops and stores of food and slaughtered all live stock.

In two months the South Carolina Militia had met and defeated the Cherokee in five battles and destroyed 32 towns. They had accomplished their goal of wasting the Cherokee Nation east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and, at least temporally, eliminating the threat of additional attacks on the settlers. On September 20, the South Carolina General Assembly rewarded Colonel Andrew Williamson by promoting him to Brigadier General of the State Militia. Major Andrew Pickens was promoted to Colonel of the Ninety-Six Regiment. By October 7, the South Carolina Militiamen were returning home. Within two years Williamson would switch sides and join the British; Pickens would be promoted to Brigadier General.

Because of the First Cherokee Expedition, most Indians were soon starving and moved further west. Those Indians that remained signed a peace treaty on May 20, 1777. In doing so, they ceded all of their lands east and south of the Appalachian Mountains to the Americans. This included the land at Cherokee Ford on the Savannah River that was soon settled by William Speer.

William Speer returned to Long Cane Settlement after the Cherokee Expedition. Perhaps he traded his services as a guard or soldier at the fort for room and board. Perhaps he practiced his merchant trade and simply rented quarters at the fort. It would be more than a year before the militia was called out again.

In January 1779, General Andrew Williamson and the Ninety-Six Regiment occupied Augusta, Georgia. This was to prevent British Loyalists, who now ruled Georgia unopposed since the capture of Savannah, from taking the town and crossing the Savannah River to attack South Carolina. By the time British forces under Colonel Archibald Campbell reached Augusta on

January 31, Williamson had abandoned the town and taken his brigade home to Ninety-Six. Williamson’s refusal to engage the Georgia British forces may have marked the beginning of his defection.

It is probable that William Speer took part in Williamson’s occupation of Augusta.

William in Bloody Hand-to-Hand Fighting 1779 On February 10, Colonel Pickens and some men from the Ninety-Six Regiment set out to relieve Colonel John Dooly and his band of Georgia Patriots who had been chased into South Carolina by Loyalists under Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton. Pickens and Dooly combined forces and met the Loyalists at Carr’s Fort in present day Elbert County, Georgia. Pickens quickly abandoned his siege however when he learned that 700 Loyalists Militia under Colonel John Boyd were marching toward Long Cane Settlement. He immediately set off after Boyd, who now changed his route and attempted to cross the Savannah River at Cherokee Ford.

Boyd advanced to the river and burned Fort Independence near Cherokee Ford. Pickens sent Captain Robert Anderson with 80 men from the Ninety-Six Regiment to the Georgia side of the river to harass Boyd as he attempted to cross. A minor battle erupted when Anderson fired on the Loyalists as their rafts approached the Georgia side. However, the tall canes along the river bank prevented an effective attach and Boyd’s men completed their crossing farther upstream. Six years later, in 1785, William Speer would settle on a homestead on Carter’s Island here at Cherokee Ford.

On February 10, Colonels Pickens and Dooly crossed the Savannah in pursuit of Boyd. Patriot Colonel Elijah Clarke, in command of a militia force from Georgia, soon joined and brought their total to about 340 men. They surprised Boyd early February 14 in a small field along Kettle Creek, approximately eight miles southwest of Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia.

Pickens marched into the battle with his Regiment of Ninety-Six in the center, the troops under Colonel Dooly forming his right wing and the troops of Colonel Clarke forming his left wing. Boyds’ men were not prepared for a battle, but quickly formed a defense behind a rail fence and fallen timber at the rear of their camp. Vicious hand-to-hand fighting followed, but the much larger Loyalist forces were finally driven back and retreated. Boyd, hit by three shots, died soon after the battle. The Loyalists quickly regrouped on a small hill across the creek. Colonels Pickens and Dooly advanced on the hill where again the fighting became obstinate and bloody. Finally the Loyalists were routed and fled. In his autobiographical letters, Pickens pointed out that the fighting at Kettle Creek was the severest he encountered during the warF.

Outnumbered South Carolina and Georgia Provincial Militia defeated Loyalist Militia in this famous battle that temporarily stopped the rapidly expanding British control of the Back Country of both states. The clash of militia units, the routing of the Loyalists in the Back Country, the concerted efforts of outnumbered Patriots from both states, and the bloody hand-to-hand fighting secured a memorable position for this battle in the histories of both South Carolina and Georgia.

According to William Speer, Jr.B, his father took part in Pickens’ campaign against Boyd, which became known as the Battle of Kettle Creek. After the battle, Pickens sent William Speer with a message to Brigadier General Andrew Williamson at his White Hall home. The message presumably carried news of the victory. William Speer rejoined Pickens as he crossed back into South Carolina at Fort Charlotte, about ten miles southwest of present day Calhoun Falls, Abbeville CountyB.

Monuments erected in 1930 and 1979 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and a marker erected in 1978 by the Georgia Historical Commission mark the battle site (Figure 3-1). The name of William Speer is inscribed on the 1979 monument (Figure 3-2). He was a Private serving under Colonel Andrew Pickens, Commander of the 200-man Upper Ninety-Six Regiment of the South Carolina Militia.

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