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Skirmish in Eastchester, N. Y.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 18.—Early this morning, a detachment of rebel militia, collected from the neighborhood of Horseneck, under the command of a Captain Lockwood, attacked a house between King’s Bridge and De Lancey’s Mills, in which Lieutenant-Colonel Hetfield, Major Huggerford, Captain…

Birthday Ball at New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 19.—Yesterday, the anniversary of her Majesty’s birthday was celebrated at New York with uncommon splendor and magnificence. At noon, a royal salute-was fired from Fort George, and repeated by his Majesty’s ships-of-war at one o’clock. The public rooms…

Lord Stirling’s attempt on Staten Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 16.—Early yesterday morning about two thousand American troops under the command of Major-General Lord Stirling, passed over the ice at De Hart’s Point, in Jersey, and landed at Staten Island, near Mercereau’s dockyard. When they came to the…

The Court of England

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 13.—A writer in the London Evening Post of this day, says:—”If freedom of speech, and the most vigorous opposition to ministers, were ever necessary in a free country, they are certainly at this awful period; a period which…