Campbell’s Cherokee Expedition

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 15.—The North Carolina boys have returned from the expedition against the Cherokees crowned with success. Colonel Arthur Campbell, who commanded them, in his report to Mr. Jefferson, dated this day, gives the following, circumstantial account of their experience: …

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Arnold in Virginia

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 13.—A correspondent gives the following narrative of the late incursion made by the British under Arnold, to Richmond, in Virginia:—” On the 31st of December last, a letter from a private gentleman to General Nelson, reached Richmond, notifying …

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An Appeal to the Virginians

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 30.—Timothy Standfast, in the Virginia Gazette of to-day, makes the following appeal to the people of Virginia:— Friends, Countrymen, and Brethren:—When we made our first efforts to rescue the liberties of America from the fetters of arbitrary power, …

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Frances Marion, Personal Correspondence, 1780

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Gen. Lincoln to Lieut. Col. Marion, at Sheldon. Head Quarters, Charleston, Jan. 31, 1780. Sir,The state of affairs is such as to make it necessary that we draw our force to a point as much and as soon as possible. No troops will be kept in the field except two hundred light infantry and the …

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