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An Irish view of Arnold

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 26.—A correspondent in Dublin, Ireland, says: —Various conjectures have been hazarded, concerning the birth and parentage of the celebrated Mr. Arnold, whose dereliction of the American cause has been magnified in its utter ruin. Risum teneatis! Some have…

Strictures on the inertness of the Americans

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 28.—”Cassius,” in the Pennsylvania Packet of today, makes the following strictures upon the present state of affairs in America:— Si nolis sanus, curres hydropicus. Friends and Countrymen:—We are now entered into the sixth year of the war, and…

Attack on Steward’s House

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 5.—On Saturday last, (March 31st,) a party from his most gracious Majesty’s ships the Monk, and Hope, off Annapolis, Maryland, proceeded up West River, with an intention of destroying, with their accustomed savage cruelty, the property of Mr.…

Another American Account of Guilford

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The enemy were so beaten that we should have disputed the victory could we have saved our artillery, but the general thought it was a necessary sacrifice. The spirits of the soldiery would have been affected if the cannon…