Expedition against the Onondagas

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 24.—This afternoon, the detachment sent out last Monday on an expedition against the Indians at Onondaga,1 returned to Fort Schuyler. The following account of it is given by a writer in the New York Packet:—”An enterprise against the …

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What Would Satisfy the Americans?

Doctor Franklin, being in England in the Year 1775 was asked by a Nobleman, what would satisfy the Americans? Answered, That it might easily be comprised in a few Re’s Which he immediately wrote on a piece of Paper Thus, Re call your Forces, store Castle William, pair the Damage done to Boston, peal your …

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The Rattle-Snake as a Symbol of America

Messrs. PRINTERS, I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, “Don’t tread on me.” As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for …

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