Gov. Livingston’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 25.—Rivington, in the Royal Gazette of this day, republishes1 the following proclamation by Governor Livingston of New Jersey, offering a reward for Ensign Moody and his party, with a counter proclamation from Moody:— Whereas it has been represented …

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Commendations for Tarrytown Action

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Washington, in the general orders of July 19, notices this affair as follows: The Commander-in-chief is exceedingly pleased with the conduct of Major-General Howe, for marching with so much alacrity and rapidity to the defence of the stores …

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The Confederation Ratified

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 1.—This day will be memorable in the annals of America to the last posterity, for the final ratification in Congress of the articles of confederation and perpetual union between the States.1 This great event, which will confound our …

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Henry Laurens Committed to the Tower

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Mr. Laurens was committed to the Tower on the 6th of October. The commitment by the three Secretaries of State, ran thus:— These are, in his Majesty’s name, to authorize you to receive into your custody the person of …

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Washington and St. Patrick’s Day

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 6.—Among the little army of rebels at Morristown, none are so impatient under the abuse of being forcibly detained after the expiration of the terms of their enlistment, as the sons of St. Patrick who have been seduced …

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