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Sussex County Militia and Tories

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 26. –This morning, about four hundred of the militia of Sussex County, New Jersey, under the command of Colonel Ephraim Martin and Marsh Thompson, assembled at Newtown, and from thence proceeded in good order and regularity, in quest…

The American Expedition

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Our political wrongheads, to show themselves frantic, Would extend the excise laws beyond th’ Atlantic; Those they sent were oppos’d with American rage, For a general excise is a General Gage. But though gaging did plainly appear their intentions,…

Skirmish on Roxbury Neck

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9. –Yesterday morning, about half-past two o’clock, we were called up and informed that the regulars had attacked the lines at Roxbury. We heard distinctly the firing of small arms and artillery on Roxbury Neck, and soon discovered…

Whigs in Halifax

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 18. –We hear from Halifax, that the people have at last shown they have spirit. It seems the agents for procuring forage for the expected regiment of dragoons had taken without consent of the owner, and were shipping…