Washington and His Comrades: Chapter VIII

The Alliance with France and its Results Washington badly needed aid from Europe, but there every important government was monarchical and it was not easy for a young republic, the child of revolution, to secure an ally. France tingled with joy at American victories and sorrowed at American reverses, but motives were mingled and perhaps …

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Actions of the French Fleet

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 20.—A gentleman who went on board the French fleet at Sandy Hook, gives the following account of their principal transactions during the time he was on board: On the 30th of July the fleet arrived off, and anchored …

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