General Lee Taken Prisoner

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 13. –This morning, about eleven o’clock, General Lee was taken prisoner at Baskenridge, in New Jersey, by Colonel Harcourt with a party of light horse. The sentry placed at the door of the house at which General Lee …

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Americans Retreat to Trenton Falls

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 12. –Since last Sunday, we have all been at the laboring oar, from the generals to the privates. Early in that day we heard that Cornwallis was coming in three different ways.1 Knowing our weak situation, he made …

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General Putnam

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 3. –There is a general curiosity in mankind to inquire into the character of those who arrive at stations of high trust and dignity. In the dreadful times of public commotion and civil discord, this laudable passion is …

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Receipt to Make a Patriot

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 14. –A correspondent gives the following receipt to make a patriot: –Take two drachms of reason and six ounces of resolution; half a pound of eloquence and a pound of logic; three grains of truth and a pound …

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