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D’Estaing at Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 29.—Yesterday, the fleet of his Most Christian Majesty, commanded by Admiral Count D’Estaing, arrived safe in Nantasket Road, and this morning three of his frigates anchored off Boston. The fleet has received considerable damage in the late storm;…

Attempt to Burn Tiverton

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May 31.—Last week, a party of British troops, from Rhode Island, made a descent upon the towns of Bristol and Warren, and after plundering and destroying all they could lay their hands on, they made a hasty retreat. This morning, about daybreak, another party from the same place, consisting of one hundred and fifty men,…