Battle of Guilford – Cornwallis’ Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In pursuance of my intended plan, I had encamped on the 13th instant, at the Quaker Meeting, between the forks of Deep River. On the 14th I received information that General Butler, with a body of North Carolina militia, …

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Extempore on Mr. Laurens

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The following extempore appeared in the “Public Advertiser,” a short time after Mr. Laurens’ examination:— When Laurens was taken, the Minister blest, Thought his work was all done, and his carcase at rest; But from Dillington fetch’d in a …

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English Notice of Washington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 22.—A correspondent of the London Chronicle, of this date, gives the following short sketch of the life and character of General Washington:—”As this gentleman always refused to accept of any pecuniary appointment for his public services, no salary …

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The Court of England

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 13.—A writer in the London Evening Post of this day, says:—”If freedom of speech, and the most vigorous opposition to ministers, were ever necessary in a free country, they are certainly at this awful period; a period which …

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Remarks Respecting America

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 17.—It may not be amiss to observe, by way of refreshing some people’s memories, that the continent of North America extends from the frozen regions of the north, where the sun scarce deigns to cast a look, to …

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