The Mischianza

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 19.—Yesterday the British army, anxious to give Sir William Howe the most public and splendid testimony of the high esteem they entertain of him as a general, and of the affection and attachment which his popular conduct has …

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The Alliance with France – Tory Remarks on the Alliance

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. This day, Mr. Simeon Deane arrived at Congress express from the American plenipotentiaries1 at the court of France, and delivered his despatches to the president. The important contents are, by a correspondent, thus communicated: “The news of the defeat …

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Madam Shipley’s Prophecy

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 21.—After a most ridiculous gasconade upon the late movement of a detachment from the British troops into New Jersey, the publisher of the last week’s Trenton paper1 introduces a most comfortable prophecy of a good lady who lately …

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News from France

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We have undoubted intelligence that there are lately arrived in Martinico and Guadaloupe, 22,628 French troops; part of them sailed the sixth of October from Bordeaux, and part of them the ninth of October from St. Malo. They arrived …

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