Gov. Livingston’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 25.—Rivington, in the Royal Gazette of this day, republishes1 the following proclamation by Governor Livingston of New Jersey, offering a reward for Ensign Moody and his party, with a counter proclamation from Moody:— Whereas it has been represented …

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Capture of Colonel Hayne

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 1.—Last Thursday night [June 28] a small party of mounted rebel militia surrounded the house of Andrew Williamson, Esq., formerly brigadier-general of the South Carolina militia, about seven miles from Charleston, and without allowing him time to put …

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Fight at Kingsbridge, New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9.—In the evening of the 2d, Lieutenant-Colonel Emmerick marched with one hundred men, drawn from the regiments of the line, from the encampment near New York, to Phillips’ house; as, the next morning, a number of wagons, under …

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General Charles Lee a Traitor

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 30.—By a person from Winchester, in Virginia, which place he left last Wednesday week, (20th,) we hear that a desperate knot of Tories has been discovered. A man, formerly a Hessian soldier, had been observed at Martinsburg several …

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Rivington’s “Condition of New York”

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 4.—The imagination can scarcely conceive of a more condition than that of the inhabitants of New York, between the Highlands and Albany. The persons favoring independency, which consist only of such as despair of escaping the vengeance of …

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