Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush on Christianity

TO DOCTOR BENJAMIN RUSH. Washington, April 21, 1803. Dear Sir, In some of the delightful conversations with you, in the evenings of 1798-99, and which served as an anodyne to the afflictions of the crisis through which our country was then laboring, the Christian religion was sometimes our topic: and I then promised you, that, …

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The Siege of Charleston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 12.—This morning the garrison of Charleston, after sustaining a siege of over a month’s duration, surrendered prisoners of war to the combined fleet and army of Great Britain. The following is a journal of the siege, from the …

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Expedition against the Onondagas

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. April 24.—This afternoon, the detachment sent out last Monday on an expedition against the Indians at Onondaga,1 returned to Fort Schuyler. The following account of it is given by a writer in the New York Packet:—”An enterprise against the …

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