Ordinance of Secession of Florida

We, the people of the State of Florida in Convention assembled, do solemnly ordain, publish and declare: That the State of Florida hereby withdraws herself from the Confederacy of States existing under the name of the United States of America, and from the existing Government of said States: and that all political connection between her …

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Pennsylvania Line Revolt

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 16.—The following is an authentic account of the disorders that have lately taken place among the soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, which are now happily settled:—A discontent arose among them on the first of this month about the …

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Cold Weather

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 10.—The very remarkable and long-continued severity of the weather at New York, (the like not having been known, as we are informed, by the oldest man living,) has stopped all the avenues of intelligence, and almost cut off …

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Manumission of Slaves

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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