The Nation: Tyrant Transmuted


Apparently all things will have their uses in this war, even a statue of scepter-wielding, toga-robed King George III. The 2-ton equestrian figure of gold-leafed lead was installed at New York's Bowling Green just six years ago to symbolize a "deep sense of the eminent and singular benefits received from him." This week, after the Declaration of Independence was officially read to the populace on the Common in the presence of General George Washington, a huge crowd surged down Broad Way to wreak vengeance on the statue. Having drunk plenty of rum...

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