Battle of Rhode Island

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A ministerial paper, printed in Newport, of the 3d of September, gives the following account of this action: Last Saturday morning it being discovered that the rebels had dismantled their redoubts opposite to our lines, Sir Robert Pigot gave …

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Action on Rhode Island

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Since the departure of the French fleet from Rhode Island, the operations of the Americans against the enemy’s strongholds in that quarter have been carried on with great vigor; and last night it was unanimously determined by the general …

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D’Estaing at Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 29.—Yesterday, the fleet of his Most Christian Majesty, commanded by Admiral Count D’Estaing, arrived safe in Nantasket Road, and this morning three of his frigates anchored off Boston. The fleet has received considerable damage in the late storm; …

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D’Estaing and Sullivan

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 1.—The monsieurs and the rebels are likely to come to blows on account of the late movements in Rhode Island. When the Yankees heard of the intended co-operation of the French fleet with Sullivan, they all rushed down …

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Alliance with the Indians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Last night, arrived at the camp in Cambridge, Swashan the chief, with four other Indians of the St. Francis tribe, conducted by Mr. Reuben Colburn, who has been honorably recompensed for his trouble. The above Indians came to offer …

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