The Continental Army, Chapter III

The Continental Regiments of 1776: Boston and Quebec In 1775 the four New England colonies had raised their own armies in the aftermath of Lexington, and New York followed suit with encouragement from the Continental Congress. Lack of centralized direction allowed each colony to base its regimental organization on its own particular experience in the …

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Federalist No 53, The House of Representatives, Continued

For the Independent Journal Saturday, February 9, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: I SHALL here, perhaps, be reminded of a current observation, “that where annual elections end, tyranny begins.” If it be true, as has often been remarked, that sayings which become proverbial are generally founded in reason, it is …

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British Descent into New Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 10.—Last Tuesday, about three o’clock in the morning, a party of the new levies from Staten Island went into Woodbridge, New Jersey, and marched up into the town, undiscovered, to the house of Charles Jackson, in which there …

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The Ship James at Sandy Hook

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 16. –On Thursday morning, the 2d instant, the ship James, Captain Watson, arrived at New York from Glasgow, with a cargo of coals and dry goods, but as she did not arrive within the time prescribed by the …

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