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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Public Statement on the Hutchinson Letters


To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. SIR, Finding that two Gentlemen have been unfortunately engaged in a Duel, about a transaction and its circumstances of which both of them are totally ignorant and innocent, I think it incumbent on me to declare (for the prevention of farther mischief, as far as such a declaration …

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The Sommersett Case and the Slave Trade

It is said that some generous humane persons subscribed to the expence of obtaining liberty by law for Somerset the Negro. — It is to be wished that the same humanity may extend itself among numbers; if not to the procuring liberty for those that remain in our Colonies, at least to obtain a law …

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The Rise and Present State of Our Misunderstanding


To the PRINTER of the LONDON CHRONICLE. SIR, Much abuse has lately been thrown out against the Colonies, by the Writers for the American part of our Administration. Our Fellow Subjects there are continually represented as Rebels to their Sovereign, and inimical to the British nation; in order to create a dislike of them here, …

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For the London Chronicle. QUERIES recommended to the Consideration of those Gentlemen who are for vigorous Measures with the AMERICANS. 1. Have the Colonists refused to answer any reasonable requisitions made to their Assemblies by the Mother Country? 2. If they have not refused to grant reasonable aids in the way, which they think consistent …

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