Ticonderoga Abandoned

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 17. –By an express from the northward we learn that the American forces, under the command of General St. Clair, abandoned Fort Ticonderoga and the adjoining lines, on the morning of the 6th instant, and are now encamped …

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General Prescott Taken by Colonel Barton

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9. –This night, General Prescott, who has held the command of the British forces on Rhode Island, since the departure of Earl Percy, was taken prisoner at his quarters, and carried off by a party of Americans. The …

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Independence Celebrated in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 4. –This day, being the Anniversary of American Independence, when the thirteen United States publicly and gloriously threw off the shackles forged by George the Third, the British tyrant, and nobly reassumed those rights which God and nature …

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Mather Byles

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 2. –This day, came on the trial of Mather Byles, late minister of the gospel in Boston, charged with being an enemy to the United States; when, after a fair and candid examination of evidences, the jury returned …

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Sir Joseph York at the Hague

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 17. –A memorial was lately transmitted from England to Sir Joseph York, at the Hague, to be presented to the States-General. The memorial complains of the conduct of the States for permitting the Americans to be supplied, through …

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