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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no…

Greene’s Proclamation Concerning Col. Hayne

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A Proclamation,— Whereas on the fourth day of the present month, Colonel Isaac Hayne, commanding a regiment of militia in the service of the United States, was captured by a party of British troops, and after a rigorous confinement in the provost of Charleston, most cruelly and unjustifiably condemned and executed, in open violation of…