There have been pleas from moderate Israelis to moderate Jews in America, who may consider themselves members of Reform Judaism, to help SAVE ISRAEL from the Orthodox Extremists who want the boundaries of King David’s kingdom, restored. The evangelicals want the Jews to restore David’s Kingdom – and Temple – so they can inherit God’s legacy. The OWNERSHIP OF KEY LAND is vital in fulfilling the religious prophecy of several religious groups when you throw in the Mormons who got into a dispute about whether they are a real religion.
Then there is the new Embassy in Jerusalem. These religious groups make all kinds of religious claims to this building built on holy land. It has become a rook in their chess game. The job of a U.S. Embassy is to assist U.S. Citizens in foreign lands, first, and foreigners, second. This would entail upholding our Constitution.
Above is a model of Francis Salvador being attacked and killed by the same Native Americans who attacked the home of my great, great, great grandmother, Dorothy Hodges who is taken captive by a chief. She gives birth to his son. Francis took part in the Provincial Congresses and the Continental Congress. His father was a leader of the Sephardic Jews in Amsterdam. He descends from the Exhilarch Jews of Babylon that are kin to King David. I am one of the very people who know this history and how it relates to this article.
I was offered an acre of the “Jews Land” where the Hodges and Rosamond families had plantations – by a kindred of Francis and most of his relatives. Because I posted anti-Zionist posts, he backed away – fearing reprisal from pro-Zionist.
In the last two days I discussed my well being with two women. One was a real estate agent. Jessica asked me if I knew anyone who would co-sign for a house, or piece of property. Sara cared that I was getting enough to eat. I am so grateful for their concern. I told them both I am a writer, a theologian, and historian. I am compelled to get this special history – known all over the world! I am going to contact The History Channel.
Not only did a kin of King David, and thus, Christ Christ, shed his blood on our Democratic Soul. His scalp was taken! Francis Savior, made great sacrifices for our Nation, so many will be Free! For thirteen years I have been wanting to do a painting of Francis’s battle to create the world’s foremost Democracy. He rides a pale horse, a Trojan Horse, that has been taken inside the gate of Jerusalem – in historic theory!
Here is an article that is related to this post. Margarita de Castro e Souza is a close kin of Francis Salvador who fought the British in America’s War of Independence, and is considered the Father of Reform Judaism.
The historical significance of Markle’s entrance into the House of Windsor is clear, especially because as DeNeen L. Brown of the Washington Post pointed out earlier this week, it opens up the question: is Markle the first biracial woman to marry into the British royal family?
As Brown explains, the answer is complicated. In an interview with African diaspora historian Mario De Valdes y Cocom, the scholar tells Brown that her research points not to Markle but rather the late 18th-century royal Queen Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz as being England’s first biracial queen.
A fleet gathers in Charleston Bay!
President: Royal Rosamond Press
“Dorothy (Hodges) being a young, tall, attractive woman was taken by an Indian Chief before the cabin was torched. She was gone for ten years. When she returned she brought her Indian son with her.”With warfare all around them, the Rosamond and Hodge family conducted weddings, and from their unions sprang a Nation.
When the Provincial Congress first met in Charleston in January 1775, Salvador was chosen for important committee assignments: drawing up the declaration of the purpose of the congress to the people; obtaining ammunition; assessing the safety of the frontier, and working on the new state constitution. The group also framed a bill of rights and composed an address to South Carolina’s royal governor, setting forth the colonists’ complaints against the Crown. Salvador was appointed to a commission that tried to convince the Tories in the northern and western parts of the colony to join the American cause.
The second Provincial Congress assembled in November 1775. Salvador was one of the champions for independence; he urged his fellow delegates to instruct the colony’s delegation to the Continental Congress to cast their vote for independence. Salvador chaired the Ways and Means Committee of this second Provincial Congress, at the same time serving on a select committee authorised to issue bills of credit as payment to members of the militia. He was also selected for a commission to preserve the peace in the interior parts of South Carolina.
Francis Salvador, the first Jew to hold an elected office in the Americas, takes his seat on the South Carolina Provincial Congress on this day in 1775.
Born in 1747, Salvador was descended from a line of prominent Sephardic Jews who made their home in London. His great grandfather, Joseph, was the East India Company’s first Jewish director. His grandfather was influential in bravely moving a group of 42 Jewish colonists to Savannah, Georgia, in 1733 despite the colony’s prohibition on Jewish settlers. The Salvadors then purchased land in South Carolina.
After the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 destroyed their Portuguese property and the East India Company collapsed, draining the family’s resources, the American property was all the Salvadors had left. In 1773, Francis Salvador left his wife and children in London to establish himself in South Carolina with the hope of rebuilding his family’s fortune. Within a year of his arrival, Salvador won a seat in the South Carolina General Assembly. In 1774, South Carolinians elected Salvador to the revolutionary Provincial Congress, which began to meet in January 1775, and in which Salvador spoke forcefully for the cause of independence.
On July 1, Salvador earned the nickname “Southern Paul Revere” when he rode 30 miles to warn of a Cherokee attack on backcountry settlements. Exactly one month later, while leading a militia group under the general command of Major General James Wilkinson, Salvador and his men were ambushed by a group of Cherokees and Loyalists near present-day Seneca, South Carolina. Salvador was shot and scalped by the Cherokees. Although he survived long enough to know that the militia had won the engagement, he never learned that the South Carolina delegation to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia had taken his advice and voted for independence from Britain.
Salvador was the first recorded Jewish soldier killed in the American War for Independence. He died at the age of 29, never having managed to bring his wife and children from London to the new country for which he fought so bravely.
^Extracts from the Journals of the Provincial Congress of South-
Carolina, second session, held at Charles Town, Feb. 1-March 26, 1776
(Charles Town, 1776), p. 13.
“Ibid., pp. 29-30.
13 Ibid., pp. 51-52.
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seven. 14 On March 2d Mr. Salvador, for the special com-
mittee, reported on the recommitted part of the original
report, and consideration of the report was agreed upon
for the next day. On March 3d, before proceeding with the
consideration of Mr. Salvador’s report, a committee of
seven was appointed to consider ways and means of pay-
ing for services already voted and report the next day, and
Mr. Salvador was named as one of this committee. 15 On
March 20th Mr. Salvador was placed upon a special com-
mittee of five to report the next day what salaries were
proper to be allowed to the several public officers. 16 Dur-
ing the consideration of the report the next day, a motion
was made to agree to the provision fixing the salary of the
President at 10,000 per annum, and when the question was
put to the house Mr. Salvador was appointed teller for the
“Nays,” who won. 17 On March 26th the engrossed copy of
the new Constitution being laid before Congress, Colonel
Charles Cotesworth Pinckneyand Mr. Salvador were ap-
pointed a special committee to examine it and compare it
with the rough draft thereof. 18 Later in the day Colonel
Pinckney for this committee reported that he and Mr. Sal-
vador had carefully examined the engrossed copy of the
Constitution and found it correct. 19 The new Constitution
was adopted that day and by one of its provisions the Pro-
vincial Congress was declared to be the General Assembly
of the new State until the 21st of October following, 20 thus
making Salvador one of the members of the first General
Assembly of the new independent State of South Carolina.
“Extracts from the Journals of the Provincial Congress of South-
Carolina, second session, held at Charles Town, Feb. 1-March 26, 1776
(Charles Town, 1776), p. 69.
“Ibid., p. 81. “Ibid., p. 132.
“Ibid., p. 111. “Ibid., p. 133.
” Ibid., p. 115. ” Ibid., p. 140.
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He participated in its proceedings until its adjournment on
April 11, 1776.
Soon after the adjournment of the General Assembly a
British fleet, having under convoy transports bearing a
British army, appeared before Charles Town and began
preparations for an attack on the town. At the same time
British emissaries on the frontier of South Carolina began
to instigate the Cherokee Indians to deeds of violence
against the people of the upper part of the Province. The
Tories and Indians in the rear were expected to cooperate
with the fleet and army in front and crush the rebellion at
once. The fleet and army made a combined attack on the
28th of June and were severely defeated. The Indians
made their onslaught on Monday, July 1st. They poured
down upon the people of Ninety Six District, massacring
all who fell in their way. One of the plantations they
attacked was that of Captain Aaron Smith, on Little Eiver.
Two of Captain Smith’s sons escaped on horseback one
riding to Mr. Salvador’s plantation, on Coronaca Creek,
and one to Major Andrew Williamson’s plantation (White
Hall). Mr. Salvador immediately rode to Williamson’s.
Major Williamson was then in command of the militia regi-
ment of Ninety Six District, and he, with Salvador’s assist-
ance, immediately began to collect the militia of the neigh-
borhood, and by Wednesday, July 3d, having collected forty
men, marched to Smith’s, whence they moved to a point
about six miles above Captain Pickens’s fort. Their force
increased each day until the 8th, when it amounted to two
hundred and twenty men, and they marched to Holmes ‘s
field, on Hogskin Creek, about four miles from the Chero-
kee boundary line, at De Witt’s Corner, and encamped.
By the 16th Williamson’s force had increased to four hun-
dred and fifty, and he advanced to Barker’s Creek. As
Williamson had not been joined by any of the militia com-
mands from the eastward of Saluda River, Mr. Salvador
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rode thither on Saturday, July 13th, and found Colonel
Williams and Colonel Lisle, with detachments from their
commands, and two companies from Colonel Richardson’s
regiment, amounting in all to four hundred and thirty men.
This force was attacked on Monday, the 15th, but repulsed
the Indians and Tories. Williamson’s force now rapidly
increased. He was joined by a detachment of the 3d Regi-
ment under Captain Felix Warley and Captain John
Bowie’s company of the 5th Regiment, and on July 25th
marched to Hencoop Creek, destroying in the meantime all
Indian villages and corn from the Cherokee boundary line
to their middle settlement, and on the 29th to Twenty-Three
Mile Creek, his force now amounting to 1,151 militia and
regulars. Having been informed by two white prisoners,
captured by his scouts, that some white men in the service
of the British were encamped at Oconee Creek, about thirty
miles away, and that they had been joined by the Essenecca
Indians, who had completely abandoned their town on the
Keowee River, Williamson decided to march at once to their
camp and attack them. With a detachment of three hun-
dred and thirty men on horseback, and the two prisoners
as guides, he set out about six o ‘clock on the evening of July
31st for the purpose of surrounding the enemy’s camp at
daybreak the next morning. The Keowee River crossing
Williamson’s route, and only fordable at Seneca, obliged
him to take the road by that village. Before he arrived at
that point the enemy, having either learned of his march
or expecting to ambush some of his scouts, had taken pos-
session of the first houses in Seneca and had posted men
behind a long fence on an eminence close to the road along
which Williamson’s detachment was to march, and, to pre-
vent being seen, had filled up the openings between the rails
with bushes and cornblades. When Williamson’s force
reached the spot, about half-past one o’clock in the morn-
ing, they allowed the guides and advance guard to pass and
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then poured in a heavy fire upon Williamson’s men. The
attack, being unexpected, staggered the advance party.
Williamson’s horse was shot down and Salvador, riding
with him, received three wounds and fell by his side, and
before he could be found in the dark an Indian took his
scalp his being the only one taken. Captain Smith, son
of the murdered Captain Aaron Smith, saw the Indian and
could have stopped him, but thought it was Mr. Salvador’s
servant assisting his master and made no effort to stop him.
He died forty-five minutes after receiving his wounds, sen-
sible to the last. When Williamson returned to him, after
defeating the enemy, he asked him if the enemy had been
beaten, and, when answered in the affirmative, said he was
glad of it and shook Williamson’s hand, bade him farewell,
and said he would die in a few moments.
Thus perished, in the heyday of young manhood, one
whose future was full of promise both to himself and to
the young Eepublic. 21 ‘ * The whole army regretted his loss,
as he was universally loved and esteemed by them.” 22
Where he was buried we are not informed, but his body
21 Francis Salvador was only twenty-nine years of age at the time of his
death. Mr. Hiihner, in his paper on Francis Salvador, read before the
American Jewish Historical Society, informs us that ” he was certainly no
more than thirty-five or forty years of age at the time of his arrival.”
(Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, No. 9, p. 111.)
His guess is somewhat wide of the mark. His age at the time of his arrival
was twenty-six. This fact is easily obtained from the following data : His
father, Jacob Salvador, died in 1749. (See The Gentleman’s Magazine,
Vol. 19, p. 189.) Francis Salvador was about two years of age when his
father died. (See Drayton: Memoirs, Vol. 2, p. 347.) He was there-
fore born in 1747. He arrived in Charles Town in December, 1773.