The Founding Fathers…More Than Writers

Our founding fathers did more than revolt and fight for freedom.

They wrote letters.

To send secrets, messages were written in invisible ink between the lines of a seemingly innocuous letter. The ink was mixture of water and ferrous sulfate. Then heat or chemicals were applied to the paper to read “between the lines”.

Both the Americans and the British used the technique.

Think about that.

If both sides used the same method for secret messages, how secret were they?

I’m grateful the revolutionaries did more than just write letters.

Happy 4th of July!

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.

May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

3 thoughts on “The Founding Fathers…More Than Writers

  1. Our freedom seems even more amazing knowing how those secrets were not so secret after all:) Thanks for sharing that interesting fact.

    • Thanks, Jane! I love history and all the little tidbits I find. The old adage of “truth is stranger than fiction” really can be sometimes.

  2. Happy 4th to you!

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