Massacre at Cherry Valley

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 11.—This day, a party of Tories, Indians, and regulars, under the command of Colonel Butler, made a descent on the fort it Cherry Valley. An officer who was in the fort, gives the following account of the affair: …

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Heaven with the Americans – Doctor Franklin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A Correspondent in London says: In the fate of the mercenary Hessians employed against our fellow subjects in America, we may read the disapprobation, and mark the manifest intervention of Heaven. Of the private men who embarked from Hesse …

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Junta in Philadelphia to Remove Washington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A junto is formed at Philadelphia, and said to consist of Generals Mifflin, Thompson, Arnold, and Sinclair; their object is the removal of General Washington from the chief command of the rebel army. The Generals Lee and Gates, with …

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General Conway

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 23.—This morning Major-General Conway set out from Philadelphia on his return to France. The history of the treatment this gentleman has received is so singular, that it must make a figure in the anecdotes of mankind. He has …

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Justice and Revenge

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The good of the community, the safety and security of the individuals, is the direct and ultimate end of civil government. Therefore, that is politically and really just, which is necessary to this end. Goodness and benevolence to the …

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