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Dr. Benjamin Franklin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 5. –This evening arrived at Philadelphia, Captain Osborne, from London, in whom came passenger the worthy Dr. Benjamin Franklin, agent for Massachusetts government, and the province of Pennsylvania. Welcome! once more, To these fair western plains–thy native shore;…

Battle of Lexington

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The first stand made by the country in the late engagement was with only two hundred men at Concord Bridge, which the soldiers were endeavoring to pull up. The soldiers gave the first fire, and killed three or four.…

New York Union Flag – Meeting at the Exchange

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Early this morning preparations were made for the meeting at the Exchange in New York. A union flag with a red field was hoisted on the liberty-pole, where at nine o’clock the friends of freedom assembled, and having got…

Leslie at Salem – Danvers Militia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 28. –Last Sunday [February 26] an attempt was made by a regiment of the king’s troops, under Colonel Leslie, to seize some brass cannon which General Gage had heard was deposited at or near Salem, Massachusetts. The troops…