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Violent Party in Philadelphia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.

A correspondent says: –“The violent party in Philadelphia are greatly crest-fallen; they see with inexpressible chagrin the numbers of their former adherents which they lose every day. The Pennsylvania Farmer,1 a gentleman of great discernment, and possessed of a very large estate, has deserted them, greatly alarmed at the length our committee are carrying matters; he has declared he will not meet them any more, and he does not declare alone.”2


1 John Dickinson.

2 Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, in Rivington’s Gazette, Jan. 19.