American Prisoners at New York. – Nelson’s Prison Ship

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 4.—It is painful to repeat the indubitable accounts we are continually receiving, of the cruel and inhuman treatment of the subjects of these States from the Britons in New York and other places. They who hear our countrymen, …

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Gaine’s News

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 4.—Among the many circumstances that will emblazon the history of the present rebellion in America, we think the following, with some others no less true, will serve to show the generous and liberal principles upon which the present …

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Spouts and Whirlwinds

To John Perkins Dear Sir Philada. Feb. 4. 1753 I ought to have wrote to you long since, in Answer to yours of Oct. 16. concerning the Water Spout: But Business partly, and partly a Desire of procuring further Information by Inquiry among my Seafaring Acquaintance, induc’d me to postpone Writing from time to time, …

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A Gallant Duel and an Unhappy Man

Saturday last, about nine o’Clock in the Morning two young Hibernian Gentlemen met on Society Hill, and fought a gallant Duel before a Number of Spectators not very usual on such Occasions. The Cause of their Quarrel is it seems unknown; and as they were parted without much Difficulty, and neither of them received any …

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