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Intelligence Extraordinary

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Our correspondent at Boston informs us that the renowned Don Quixotto, Drawcansiro de Fayette, being highly offended at General Sullivan’s refusing his challenge, rode post, in six hours, to Congress, in order to fight every individual of that august…

Expedition to Rhode Island

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. From Lewis, Monsieur Gerard came To Congress in this town, sir, They bow’d to him, and he to them, And then they all sat down, sir. Begar, said Monsieur, one grand coup, You shall bientot behold, sir; This was…

Battle of Rhode Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A ministerial paper, printed in Newport, of the 3d of September, gives the following account of this action: Last Saturday morning it being discovered that the rebels had dismantled their redoubts opposite to our lines, Sir Robert Pigot gave…

Americans Evacuate Rhode Island

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 30.—This morning the American army pitched their tents on the front of Butt’s Hill, on Rhode Island, when a heavy cannonade commenced, and has continued through the whole day. At seven this evening a picket was posted in…

Action on Rhode Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Since the departure of the French fleet from Rhode Island, the operations of the Americans against the enemy’s strongholds in that quarter have been carried on with great vigor; and last night it was unanimously determined by the general…