The Depreciation of Paper Money

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 1.—When rebel writers write, and rebel printers print, all good rebels must believe. Walsingham’s inquiry into the causes of the depreciation of the paper money of the United States, is an honest display, to say the least, and …

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Washington’s General Orders

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 5. –General Washington, our great and illustrious commander, the prop and glory of this western world, issued this day at Wilmington, the   following orders, which cannot too much be admired on account of the virtuous and noble sentiments …

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Burgoyne Halts Scalpings

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 1. –We are credibly informed that Burgoyne, the chief and director of the King of Great Britain’s band of thieves, robbers, cut-throats, scalpers, and murderers of every denomination, now infesting the northern and western frontiers of several of …

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Stars & Stripes

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Congress this day resolved that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; and that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.1   1 Pennsylvania Journal, Sept. …

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Friendly Indians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. By a gentleman from Albany, we are favored with the following anecdote: At the late battle between General Herkimer and the enemy at Oneida Creek, there was a friendly Indian, with his wife and son, who distinguished themselves remarkably …

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