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The Burning of Warwarsing

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Early in the morning of the twenty-second instant, a party of Indians and Tories, consisting of about four hundred, entered the beautiful settlement of Warwarsing, situated on the great road leading from Minisink1 to Esopus, about thirty-five miles from…

Prince William Henry at New York

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 29.—Last Wednesday [September 26] afternoon his royal highness, Prince William Henry, arrived at New York, accompanied by the honorable Admiral Digby; he was received at landing by his Excellency the commander-in-chief, accompanied by the governor, the admiral, generals,…

The Sufferings of the Refugees

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 26.—The unavoidable calamities and distresses of a civil war, that attend even the innocent and inoffensive, are so great, that, unnecessarily and wantonly to add to them, denotes a most malignant and diabolical temper. These reflections are occasioned…

Defacing of a Picture

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We think the defacing of a picture, though it were of a man stained with the crimes of murder and rebellion, is a poor expression of scorn or resentment, which no man of a generous mind can justify. What…

“Leonidas” to Cornwallis

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 27.—A writer of South Carolina presents the following address to Lord Cornwallis:—”My lord,—As a generous enemy I mean to address you with candor. I possess not the acrimony of a satirist nor the disposition to encourage it. I…