Receipt to Make a Patriot

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 14. –A correspondent gives the following receipt to make a patriot: –Take two drachms of reason and six ounces of resolution; half a pound of eloquence and a pound of logic; three grains of truth and a pound …

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Attack on Sullivan’s Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 29. –Our boys have pretty well thrashed Sir Peter Parker and all his forces. Yesterday morning, an attack was commenced by one of the small vessels of the British fleet, on the fort at Sullivan’s Island, and, notwithstanding …

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Affaires in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25. –We hear that the enemy, in Boston, the evening on which our troops burnt the houses at Charlestown, were entertaining themselves at the exhibition of a play, which they called the Blockade of Boston; in the midst …

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