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Federalist No 36, Power of Taxation, Continued

From the New York Packet Tuesday, January 8, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: WE HAVE seen that the result of the observations, to which the foregoing number has been principally devoted, is, that from the natural operation of the different interests and views of the various classes of the community,…

Federalist No 29, Concerning the Militia

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From the New York Packet Wednesday, January 9, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE power of regulating the militia, and of commanding its services in times of insurrection and invasion are natural incidents to the duties of superintending the common defense, and of watching over the internal peace of the…

Arnold’s Expedition to Virginia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 31.—This morning, his Majesty’s ship Iris arrived at New York from the Chesapeake, with the following account of the proceedings of the British forces in Virginia, under Brigadier-General Arnold:—”The fleet having been separated by a hard gale of…

Pennsylvania Line Revolt

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 16.—The following is an authentic account of the disorders that have lately taken place among the soldiers of the Pennsylvania line, which are now happily settled:—A discontent arose among them on the first of this month about the…