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Major Lee’s Attack on Powle’s Hook

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 20.—Yesterday morning, at three o’clock, an attack was made on the British garrison at Powle’s Hook; which, after a faint resistance, surrendered prisoners of war, except Major Sutherland and about fifty of his men, who, under cover of…

Luzerne visits Harvard College

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 25.—Yesterday evening, the Chevalier de la Luzerne, accompanied with M. de Valnais, consul of France, M. de Marbois, counsellor of parliament, M. de Chavagnes, captain in the royal navy of France, and a number of other gentlemen of…

The Number Seven

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 15.—The number seven, which signifies fulness or perfection, from various passages of scripture, appears to point out events interesting and important. But noth­ing of this kind is more extraordinary than what is afforded to us in the course…

Battle of Stono Ferry

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 20.—This day the South Carolina troops attempted to force the British lines at Stono Ferry. The numbers within and without were rather too nearly equal for the enterprise. The Americans attacked boldly, fought gallantly, and retired in soldierly…