Tea Troubles at Fishkill

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 14. –Yesterday, a number of women belonging to Fishkill, in Duchess county, New York, collected together in order to purchase some tea of Alderman Lefferts, of New York, as he had a large quantity of it there, which …

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William Franklin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Day before yesterday, Governor Franklin, of New Jersey, passed through Hartford, in Connecticut, on his way to Governor Trumbull, at Lebanon. Mr. Franklin is a noted Tory, and ministerial tool, and has been exceedingly busy in perplexing the cause …

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“Old Lies Renewed”

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 19. –By a late arrival from England we have the following, which are but the old lies renewed: –Government proposes to have in America, in the spring, foreign troops, consisting of Hessians, Brunswickers, Hanoverians, and Waldeckers, seventeen thousand; …

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Tryon’s Effigy

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 22. –Yesterday, about noon, an effigy was exhibited through the principal parts of New York city, attended by a great concourse of the inhabitants, and others, with the following labels: “William Tryon, late Governor of this province, but …

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British Evacuation of Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 14. –The common topic of conversation, since last Friday, has been the evacuation of the town of Boston by King George’s plundering, murdering army, under General Howe. On that day, a paper was brought out by a flag …

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