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French Troops in Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 7.—A correspondent now in the camp of Lafayette’s army in Virginia, says:—”Let me make you acquainted with Major-General the Marquis de St. Simon, and the French army; you have seen the British troops and the troops of other…

Plain Truth to Cornwallis

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 16.—The rebels are evidently at their last gasp. Unable to vanquish the troops of Britain on equal ground, they have all taken to writing, and every rebel print is now sprouting rhymes and rhodomontades against the ablest and…

General William Thompson died

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 4.—Yesterday, at his seat, near Carlisle, in Pennsylvania, died, General William Thompson. Those who knew his virtues, will remember and mention his character with esteem. At the commencement of the present war, he took an active and distinguished…

The Execution of Colonel Hayne

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 6.—In the Gazette of to-day, is the following letter from a “Carolina Exile,” to the printer, on the late execution of Colonel Hayne:—”Sir: So great is my indignation, on being assured that the haughty and bloodthirsty commandant of…