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Justice and Revenge

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The good of the community, the safety and security of the individuals, is the direct and ultimate end of civil government. Therefore, that is politically and really just, which is necessary to this end. Goodness and benevolence to the…

Attack on Sag Harbor

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 24. –Yesterday, General Parsons having received information that the British had collected, and were collecting large quantities of forage at Sag Harbor, on Long Island, together with about two hundred of the continental troops who had previously rendezvoused…