General Washington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 1.—An American gentleman, now in London, who is well acquainted with General Washington, gives the following account of him:—”That, though advanced in years, he is remarkably healthy, takes a great deal of exercise, and is very fond of …

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Manumission of Slaves

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 1.—As the manumission of slaves has become a topic of general conversation, we beg permission to offer a few sentiments on the subject:—The merits of almost every case of litigation generally turns upon one or two points. In …

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Remarks on Washington’s Proclamation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 1.—Mr. Washington last winter issued a proclamation requiring the inhabitants of certain districts to fatten their cattle, in order to support his army the ensuing campaign. The British light infantry having at least an equal interest in that …

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Burning of Norfolk

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 2. –Yesterday, at about quarter after three o’clock, the British fleet lying off Norfolk, Virginia, commenced a cannonade against that town, from upwards of one hundred pieces of cannon, and continued till nearly ten o’clock at night, without …

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Causes of trouble in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Causes of trouble in Boston – Timothy Ruggles’ assertion. – The Gazettes. January 1. –The chief troubles of our Israel1 are the Philantrops, the Hazlerods, the Sir Froths, the Tims, the Bens, and the Bobs. These are men, who, …

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