The French and British Fleets meet off Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 28.—Chevalier d’Astouches, with the French fleet, lately returned to Rhode Island from an unsuccessful encounter with the British squadron in the Chesapeake. The subjoined relation of his recent operations, is given by a writer at Newport:— “The gale …

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Soldiers in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We are constantly agitated by hearing complaints from different persons of the more than savage barbarity of the soldiers in Boston, encouraged and often joined and headed by the officers. They are now become so insolent that it is …

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