Federalist No 42, The Powers Conferred by the Constitution Further Considered

From the New York Packet Tuesday, January 22, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE SECOND class of powers, lodged in the general government, consists of those which regulate the intercourse with foreign nations, to wit: to make treaties; to send and receive ambassadors, other public ministers, and consuls; to define …

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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 …

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Oliver Lawrence and Col. Delancey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In the late excursion, which General Parsons made to Morrisania, Major Oliver Lawrence being detached with a reconnoitring party under the command of Colonel Grey, accidentally met with Colonel James Delancey, who taking the major for one of his …

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Frances Marion, Personal Correspondence, Jan. 1781

Gen. Marion to Capt. John Postell. Goddard’s Plantation,1 Pedee, Jan. 19, 1781. Dear Sir, I send Lieut. King with fifteen men, to reinforce you. I would have all the flats and boats you can collect, loaded with rice, and sent to Mr. Joseph Allston’s plantation, on Bull’s creek, to the north of Pedee, where there is …

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Famine in the American Camp

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 22.—A writer in the American camp at Baskenridge, in New Jersey, in a letter of this date, says:—”We have had a fast lately in camp, by general constraint, of the whole army, in which we fasted more sincerely …

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