Washington and His Comrades: Chapter XI

Yorktown The critical stroke of the war was near. In the South, after General Greene superseded Gates in the command, the tide of war began to turn. Cornwallis now had to fight a better general than Gates. Greene arrived at Charlotte, North Carolina, in December. He found an army badly equipped, wretchedly clothed, and confronted …

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Federalist No 17, The Insufficiency of the Present Confederation, Continued


For the Independent Journal Wednesday, December 5, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: AN OBJECTION, of a nature different from that which has been stated and answered, in my last address, may perhaps be likewise urged against the principle of legislation for the individual citizens of America. It may be said …

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The Actions at the South

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 5.—A letter of this date from Charlotte, in North Carolina, says:—”Although some pains have been taken to asperse the militia of this, as well as our sister States, on account of what happened on the memorable 16th and …

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