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 46, The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared

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From the New York Packet Tuesday, January 29, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: RESUMING the subject of the last paper, I proceed to inquire whether the federal government or the State governments will have the advantage with regard to the predilection and support of the people. Notwithstanding the different modes …

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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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