The Continental Army, Chapter IV

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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no …

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British Enter New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 16. –Yesterday morning, about eleven o’clock, the British troops, under cover of a tremendous fire from eight or ten ships-of-war, effected a landing near Mr. Stuyvesant’s house in the Bowery, and in a few hours after took possession …

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