George Washington

The brilliant historian of the English people* has written of Washington, that “no nobler figure ever stood in the fore-front of a nation’s life.” In any book which undertakes to tell, no matter how slightly, the story of some of the heroic deeds of American history, that noble figre must always stand in the fore-front. …

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Federalist No 59, Concerning the Power of Congress…

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…to Regulate the Election of Members From the New York Packet Friday, February 22, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE natural order of the subject leads us to consider, in this place, that provision of the Constitution which authorizes the national legislature to regulate, in the last resort, the election …

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Generals Lee and Stirling tampered with

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 22.—By letters of a very late date from New York, says a writer in England, we are informed that Sir Henry Clinton has been attempting to negotiate a peace with America by offering the most advantageous terms to …

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News from Spain – The Dutch Loan

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 22.—The attention of all ranks of people is fixed upon the expectation of hearing the important intelligence, which, it is said, the Congress received a few days ago from abroad, and the contents of which, it is added, …

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We Are Spirits

To Elizabeth Hubbart DEAR CHILD, PHILADELPHIA, February 22, 1756. I condole with you, we have lost a most dear and valuable relation, but it is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for …

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