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The French and British Fleets meet off Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 28.—Chevalier d’Astouches, with the French fleet, lately returned to Rhode Island from an unsuccessful encounter with the British squadron in the Chesapeake. The subjoined relation of his recent operations, is given by a writer at Newport:— “The gale…

Expedition to Morrisania

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25.—The Americans, under General Parsons, have just returned from a successful expedition to Morrisania, where, in the night and morning of Monday last, (22d,) they surprised and took prisoners sixty or seventy Tories, and burnt a considerable number…