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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…

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…

The SPEECH of Miss Polly Baker

The SPEECH of Miss Polly Baker, before a Court of Judicature, at Connecticut in New England, where she was prosecuted the fifth Time for having a Bastard Child; which influenced the Court to dispense with her Punishment, and induced one of her Judges to marry her the next Day. May it please the Honourable Bench…