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 …

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Battle of Camden

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 16.—Early this morning the advanced parties of the British under Cornwallis, and the Americans under General Gates, met in the woods near Camden. The result is not altogether known, but from every quarter we hear of the total …

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The Expedition to Danbury

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A “royal attack and feat,” under the command of General Tryon, to destroy the stores of beef, pork, and rum. SCENE. –NEW YORK. Without wit, without wisdom, half stupid and drunk, And rolling along arm in arm with his …

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Account of the Devices on the Continental Bills of Credit

To the Printers of the PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE. GENTLEMEN, No Explanation of the Devices on the Continental Bills of Credit having yet appeared, I send you the following Account of them, with my Conjectures of their Meaning. CLERICUS. An emblematical device, when rightly formed, is said to consist of two parts, a body and a mind, …

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The Frenchman and the Poker

To the PRINTER. It is reported, I know not with what Foundation, that there is an Intention of obliging the Americans to pay for all the Stamps they ought to have used, between the Commencement of the Act, and the Day on which the Repeal takes Place, viz. from the first of November 1765, to …

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