Anecdote of Arnold

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. During Benedict Arnold’s military speculations in Virginia, he took an American captain prisoner. After some general conversation with the captain, he asked him what he thought the Americans would do with him if they caught him? The captain at …

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Jefferson to His Excellency Gen Washington

Richmond, February 17, 1781. Sir, By a letter from General Greene, dated Guilford Court House, February 10th, we are informed that Lord Cornwallis had burned his own wagons in order to enable himself to move with greater facility, and had pressed immediately on. The prisoners taken at the Cowpens, were happily saved by the accidental …

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Arnold’s Expedition to Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 31.—This morning, his Majesty’s ship Iris arrived at New York from the Chesapeake, with the following account of the proceedings of the British forces in Virginia, under Brigadier-General Arnold:—”The fleet having been separated by a hard gale of …

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Arnold in Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 13.—A correspondent gives the following narrative of the late incursion made by the British under Arnold, to Richmond, in Virginia:—” On the 31st of December last, a letter from a private gentleman to General Nelson, reached Richmond, notifying …

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Jefferson to the Virginia Delegates in Congress

Richmond, January 18, 1781. Gentlemen, I enclose you a Resolution of Assembly, directing your conduct as to the navigation of the Mississippi. The loss of powder lately sustained by us (about five tons), together with the quantities sent on to the southward, have reduced our stock very low indeed. We lent to Congress, in the …

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