Daily Bread for 9.3.15 – 2017


Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday will be partly cloudy with a high of eighty-six. Sunrise is 6;22 and sunset 7:25, for 13h 03m 12s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 71.1% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Landmarks Commission meets tonight at 6 PM.

Last page of the Treaty of Paris. Via Wikipedia
Last page of the Treaty of Paris. Via Wikipedia

On this day in 1783, the Revolutionary War comes to a formal end:

The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America on September 3, 1783, ended the American Revolutionary War. This treaty, along with the separate peace treaties between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause: France, Spain and the Dutch Republic, are known collectively as the Peace of Paris.[2][3] Its territorial provisions were “exceedingly generous” to the United States in terms of enlarged boundaries.[4] ….

  1. Acknowledging the United States (viz. the Colonies) to be free, sovereign and independent states, and that the British Crown and all heirs and successors relinquish claims to the Government, property, and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof;
  2. Establishing the boundaries between the United States and British North America;
  3. Granting fishing rights to United States fishermen in the Grand Banks, off the coast of Newfoundland and in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence;
  4. Recognizing the lawful contracted debts to be paid to creditors on either side;
  5. The Congress of the Confederation will “earnestly recommend” to state legislatures to recognize the rightful owners of all confiscated lands and “provide for the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties, which have been confiscated belonging to real British subjects” (Loyalists);
  6. United States will prevent future confiscations of the property of Loyalists;
  7. Prisoners of war on both sides are to be released; all property of the British army (including slaves) now in the United States is to remain and be forfeited;
  8. Great Britain and the United States are each to be given perpetual access to the Mississippi River;
  9. Territories captured by Americans subsequent to the treaty will be returned without compensation;
  10. Ratification of the treaty is to occur within six months from its signing.

Here’s the Thursday game in Puzzability‘s Sound Bites series:

This Week’s Game — August 31-September 4
Sound Bites
We’ve gone to pieces over this one. For each day this week, we started with two rhyming one-syllable words. The day’s clue gives, for each of those words, a shorter word that appears as a chunk within it. Please note that for the two words to rhyme, every sound from the first vowel sound onward must be identical, as the “-ime” sound in the example below.
Climb, thyme
What to Submit:
Submit both words, in the same order as the clue (as “Climb, thyme” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, September 3

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