Francis Marion, Chapter III, Campaign of 1781, part 1

The year 1781 commenced under auspices more propitious than those of the last year. The British had exercised so much oppression and rapacity over all those who would not join them, and so much insolence over those who did, and were in the least suspected, that the people of South Carolina found there was no …

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Federalist No 43, The Powers Conferred by the Constitution, Continued


For the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 23, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE FOURTH class comprises the following miscellaneous powers: 1. A power “to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for a limited time, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and …

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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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Thomas Jefferson to John Page


Williamsburg, January 22, 1779. Dear Page, I received your letter by Mr. Jamieson. It had given me much pain, that the zeal of our respective friends should ever have placed you and me in the situation of competitors. I was comforted, however, with the reflection, that it was their competition, not ours, and that the …

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Queen’s Birthday celebrated in New York

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Yesterday, being the anniversary of the birth of her royal Majesty, the queen, the same was celebrated with great rejoicing in New York. A correspondent in Rivington’s Gazette, gives the following account of the evening’s entertainment: “As the loyalty …

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