First Flight Essay

Vaisseau Volant 1784, Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard

It is a great honor to present this essay about important but little-known figures from the early history of the United States: General Stephen Moylan and balloonist Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard. The interaction and reactions of some more well-known figures, such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, supply an engaging story.

The complete essay, authored by “Frederick R. Smith” can be accessed here…