Samuel Nicholas - First Unofficial Commandant of the Marine Corps

Episode 004, Samuel Nicholas, takes a look at the life, and service of Samuel Nicholas, the first, unofficial Commandant of the Marine Corps . This episode will discuss:

  • The Life of Samuel Nicholas

  • Introduce Benjamin Franklin

  • The Gloucester Fox hunting Club

  • Schuylkill  Fishing Company

  • The Olive Branch Petition / Declaration of the Necessity for Taking up Arms

This episode will also discuss the second Continental Congress, their decision to raise a military and the start of the United States Marine Corps.