The Jersey Prison-Ship

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 1.—An American, now confined on board the Jersey (vulgarly called Hell) prison-ship at New York says:— “There is nothing but death or entering into the British service for me. Our ship company is reduced to a small number …

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Anecdote of Arnold

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. During Benedict Arnold’s military speculations in Virginia, he took an American captain prisoner. After some general conversation with the captain, he asked him what he thought the Americans would do with him if they caught him? The captain at …

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An Appeal

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 1.—Arguments at this period of the war to prove the justice of our cause, or the importance of the controversy, would be useless, nay, would be insults to our understandings. But our successes in arms and in gaining …

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