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British Enter New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 16. –Yesterday morning, about eleven o’clock, the British troops, under cover of a tremendous fire from eight or ten ships-of-war, effected a landing near Mr. Stuyvesant’s house in the Bowery, and in a few hours after took possession…

Battle of Long Island

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 30. –About twelve o’clock last Monday night, (26th,) we were alarmed by the return of some of our scouting parties, who advised us that the English were in motion, and coming up the island, with several field-pieces. It…

British Troops land on Long Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 26. –Tuesday last, a number of ships with troops on board, sailed from Staten Island out of the Narrows; next day they were followed by many more, and about ten o’clock Thursday morning, about ten thousand men landed…