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Expedition to Morrisania

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25.—The Americans, under General Parsons, have just returned from a successful expedition to Morrisania, where, in the night and morning of Monday last, (22d,) they surprised and took prisoners sixty or seventy Tories, and burnt a considerable number…

Oliver Lawrence and Col. Delancey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In the late excursion, which General Parsons made to Morrisania, Major Oliver Lawrence being detached with a reconnoitring party under the command of Colonel Grey, accidentally met with Colonel James Delancey, who taking the major for one of his…