Hello! I have decided what my story for the club shall be about- I kind of took several of your ideas and mixed them up: So the story shall center around a young lady in Colonial Williamsburg who is a waiting-maid for a family or Loyalists. She herself is a Patriot. Only a poor girl, she cannot leave her position, and so she must stay with the family against her wishes. Her brother back home, joins up with the army. Things are coming to a nasty bit of a crises when the family decides they are returning to England, and they wish for the girl to join them. She decides that she simply cannot go with them, so she leaves the position, and looks for more work. At some point she is employed at Mount Vernon, and so is in close quarters with the Washington family....the war goes on. When Mrs. Washington travels with her husband, there is much less need for servants in the house, so the girl is relieved of her position. She goes to Phil., PA to visit family, where she is in town during the signing of the Declaration of Independence, etc.
What do you think? I think I can handle the story with a good bit of historical accuracy, since I have lived my whole life an hour from the setting of the story! Does it sound feasible? I shall update ya'll with more details as I decide them! -Rachel