Extempore on Mr. Laurens

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following extempore appeared in the “Public Advertiser,” a short time after Mr. Laurens’ examination:— When Laurens was taken, the Minister blest, Thought his work was all done, and his carcase at rest; But from Dillington fetch’d in a …

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An Appeal to the Virginians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 30.—Timothy Standfast, in the Virginia Gazette of to-day, makes the following appeal to the people of Virginia:— Friends, Countrymen, and Brethren:—When we made our first efforts to rescue the liberties of America from the fetters of arbitrary power, …

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Frances Marion, Personal Correspondence, 1780

Gen. Lincoln to Lieut. Col. Marion, at Sheldon. Head Quarters, Charleston, Jan. 31, 1780. Sir,The state of affairs is such as to make it necessary that we draw our force to a point as much and as soon as possible. No troops will be kept in the field except two hundred light infantry and the …

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The Soldier and his Cards

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 27.—A soldier in the American army being unfortunately surprised at a game of cards by a sergeant who owed him an old grudge, was carried before the colonel of the regiment, that he might be punished for gaming, …

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Laurens’ Examination

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 23.—The firmness of Mr. Laurens, whatever opinions may have been conceived of the nature of his past conduct, was certainly such, in his examination before the Secretaries of State, as must extort admiration from the most attached and …

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