Federalist No 40, On the Powers of the Convention to Form a Mixed Government…

…Examined and Sustained For the New York Packet Friday, January 18, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE SECOND point to be examined is, whether the convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution. The powers of the convention ought, in strictness, to be determined by an inspection of …

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Arnold’s Expedition to Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 31.—This morning, his Majesty’s ship Iris arrived at New York from the Chesapeake, with the following account of the proceedings of the British forces in Virginia, under Brigadier-General Arnold:—”The fleet having been separated by a hard gale of …

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Jefferson to the Virginia Delegates in Congress

Richmond, January 18, 1781. Gentlemen, I enclose you a Resolution of Assembly, directing your conduct as to the navigation of the Mississippi. The loss of powder lately sustained by us (about five tons), together with the quantities sent on to the southward, have reduced our stock very low indeed. We lent to Congress, in the …

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Skirmish in Eastchester, N. Y.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 18.—Early this morning, a detachment of rebel militia, collected from the neighborhood of Horseneck, under the command of a Captain Lockwood, attacked a house between King’s Bridge and De Lancey’s Mills, in which Lieutenant-Colonel Hetfield, Major Huggerford, Captain …

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Birthday Ball at New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 19.—Yesterday, the anniversary of her Majesty’s birthday was celebrated at New York with uncommon splendor and magnificence. At noon, a royal salute-was fired from Fort George, and repeated by his Majesty’s ships-of-war at one o’clock. The public rooms …

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