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Celebration of Burgoyne’s Surrender

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 18.—Yesterday the anniversary of the surrender of General Burgoyne’s army was celebrated at Peekskill, in New York, by the officers of the Third Massachusetts brigade, in a manner which would have given satisfaction to any gentlemen who are…

Lord Rawdon’s Proclamation (in verse)

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.   To all our subjects true and loyal, We greeting send this promise royal, Tho’ signed by Rawdon and Balfour, They’re George’s sentiments, we’re sure. And therefore if you can believe it, As such we doubt not you’ll receive…

Masons Celebration at New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 26.—Yesterday being the anniversary festival of St. John the Baptist, was celebrated by the worshipful master and brethren of Lodge number 210, Ancient York Masons, in the city of New York in the following order, viz.: They repaired…

Extempore on Mr. Laurens

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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…