The Crisis

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. During the course of the present war, the situation of our public affairs, as well as the enemy’s, has several times been so nicely critical, that each alternately seemed to be upon the balance between total ruin and complete …

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Wayne takes Stony Point

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 16.—This morning, General Wayne, with the light infantry, consisting of about twelve hundred men, drawn from the whole of the American army on each side of the North River, surprised the British garrison, consisting of five hundred men, …

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Tryon’s Descent on New Haven

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 7.—On Sunday night last, (4th,) a fleet of British ships and vessels were observed -in Long Island Sound, standing towards New Haven, and about two o’clock the next morning the fleet, consisting of the Camilla and Scorpion men-of-war, …

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Justice and Revenge

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The good of the community, the safety and security of the individuals, is the direct and ultimate end of civil government. Therefore, that is politically and really just, which is necessary to this end. Goodness and benevolence to the …

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Hancock’s Ball

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 29.—This evening a superb ball was given at the Concert Hall, in Boston, by General Hancock, at which were present, his Excellency Count D’Estaing, and a number of officers belonging to the French fleet. There were upwards of …

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