Federalist No 44, Restrictions on the Authority of the Several States

From the New York Packet Friday, January 25, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: A FIFTH class of provisions in favor of the federal authority consists of the following restrictions on the authority of the several States: 1. “No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of …

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Stephen Ball

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 26.—Last night, was executed at Bird’s Point, Bergen county, in the province of New Jersey, pursuant to his sentence, Stephen Ball, a spy; he was very active in the execution of Thomas Long, a refugee from Jersey, who …

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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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British Account of Elizabethtown and Newark

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Seeing in your last Wednesday’s Gazette an extract taken from a rebel paper of the second instant, giving an account of the taking and bringing Justice Hedden and Robert Neil prisoners from Newark to this city,1 treating Mr. Hedden with …

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Van Buskirk’s Visit to Jersey – Justice Hedden

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 27.—Last Tuesday night, a party of the enemy, consisting of about three hundred infantry, under the command of Colonel Van Buskirk, of the new levies, and about sixty dragoons, said to be under the command of Captain Steward, …

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