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Celebration at Pluckemin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 18.—This day, the anniversary of the alliance with France was celebrated at Pluckemin, in the Jerseys, at a very elegant entertainment and display of fireworks given by General Knox, and the officers of the corps of artillery. It…

Captain Nathan Hale

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Nathan Hale was a descendant of John Hale, first minister of Banby, Massachusetts. He was the sixth child of Richard and Elizabeth Hale, and was born in Coventry, Connecticut. He graduated at Yale College in 1773, with distinguished honors.…