Address to General Clinton

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 4.—A writer in the New York Packet of this date, offers the following to Sir Henry Clinton:— “Although your military track in America is marked with a variety of misfortunes, yet is it no less worthy of panegyric …

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General Robertson and the Cook

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Colonel Delancey told a good story last night at Panton’s, of General Robertson and the commander-in-chief’s cook. It is well known that the general is almost too fond of the table, and he especially feels his failing at this …

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Reasons for the Defeat at Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following are some of the reasons that have been assigned why the assault on Savannah did not succeed, viz.: First. The enemy had a much more numerous garrison than had been represented, being said to consist of about …

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Lord Cavendish – Edmund Burke

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 1.—Notwithstanding the flattering accounts of the British affairs published in some of the late New York papers, the wise men of the British Parliament draw a most melancholy picture of the calamitous circumstances of this and of their …

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The Advantages of the Revolution

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The advantage, says a correspondent, of the revolution that has taken place in America, to all the lovers of liberty in Europe, must be immense. It seems to be a dispensation of Heaven favorable to them, as Well as …

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