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Captain Nathan Hale

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nathan Hale was a descendant of John Hale, first minister of Banby, Massachusetts. He was the sixth child of Richard and Elizabeth Hale, and was born in Coventry, Connecticut. He graduated at Yale College in 1773, with distinguished honors.…

Pennsylvanians joined Howe

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 5. –Amongst the worthies who have joined, or put themselves under the protection of Howe and company, at Trenton, we find the names of the following noted personages, viz.: John Allen, Esq., (son of the celebrated rhetorical, impartial,…

Battle of Trenton

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 26. –General Washington, finding it absolutely necessary to rouse the spirits of the army, which have been sorely depressed by the long series of disasters which have attended us for almost the whole of this month, resolved to…