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 …

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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 …

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General Wooster

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 3. –Major-General David Wooster died this day, of the wounds he received in the late affair at Danbury, in Connecticut. He was born at Stratford, in that State, on the second of March, 1710-’11, and was educated at …

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Tea Troubles at Fishkill

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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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