An Appeal to the Virginians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 30.—Timothy Standfast, in the Virginia Gazette of to-day, makes the following appeal to the people of Virginia:— Friends, Countrymen, and Brethren:—When we made our first efforts to rescue the liberties of America from the fetters of arbitrary power, …

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Colonel Ballendine Hanged

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 5.—This day was hanged at Charleston, South Carolina, Colonel Hamilton Ballendine, for making drafts of the town and fortifications. He was taken by a picket guard which General Lincoln had sent out to Stono, as he was making …

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Proclamation Appointing a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer

Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God, in blessing the greater part of this extensive continent with plentiful harvests, crowning our arms with repeated successes, conducting us hitherto safely through the perils with which we have been encompassed and manifesting in multiplied instances his divine …

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To the Virginians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We hope our countrymen will not be at all dispirited at the destruction of Norfolk, but rather rejoice that half the mischief our enemies can do us is done already. They have destroyed one of the first towns in …

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Dunmore’s Proclamation – Remarks – Slaves

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. This day Lord Dunmore 1 issued the following proclamation, from his retreat, on board the war-ship William, now at anchor off Norfolk, Virginia. It at once shows the baseness of his heart, his malice and treachery against the people …

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