Long Island Sound Frozen

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 1.—The sound, between Long Island and Connecticut, is almost frozen over in the widest parts; and some persons have passed over from Long Island to Norwalk and other parts in Connecticut on the ice. Wood is brought from …

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General Washington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 1.—An American gentleman, now in London, who is well acquainted with General Washington, gives the following account of him:—”That, though advanced in years, he is remarkably healthy, takes a great deal of exercise, and is very fond of …

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Tories Abandon Newport for New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. An officer in Colonel Jackson’s regiment, In writing of this event, says:—”At last the heroic plunderers of the amiable prince of Great Britain have left one of their most important posts in America, and joined their brave associates in …

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British Evacuate Newport, R. I.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 26.—Last evening the invincible troops of Britain, having evacuated Newport, in Rhode Island, embarked on board the transports which lay ready to receive them; and soon after the whole fleet sailed, it is said, to New York, to …

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Prince’s Escape from the Prison Ship

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 7.—Yesterday morning, about one o’clock, made their escape from the Good Hope prison-ship, lying in the North River at New York, nine captains and two privates. Among the number was Captain James Prince, who had been confined four …

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