The Continental Army, Chapter IV

An Army Truly Continental: Expanding Participation While the Continental Army in the north took shape in 1776, the colonies to the south also turned to military preparations. The process began, much as it had in New England, with the formation of forces by revolutionary governments to oppose British threats in the immediate vicinity of each …

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Jefferson to President Richard Henry Lee


TO THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS. (Private.) Paris, July 12, 1785. Dear Sir, I was honored, two days ago, with yours of May the 16th, and thank you for the intelligence it contained, much of which was new to me. It was the only letter I received by this packet, except one from Mr. Hopkinson, on …

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Lord Rawdon’s Proclamation (in verse)

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.   To all our subjects true and loyal, We greeting send this promise royal, Tho’ signed by Rawdon and Balfour, They’re George’s sentiments, we’re sure. And therefore if you can believe it, As such we doubt not you’ll receive …

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Nathaniel Fitz Randolph


From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 12.—A few days ago died, of the wounds he received in nobly fighting in defence of his country, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, Esq., late of Woodbridge, in Jersey. This gentleman’s zeal and activity, joined with the most intrepid bravery, …

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Tryon’s Raid on Cow Pasture

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The sun being nearly set before the 64th, the Landgrave’s regiment, and the Jagers were in the boats, it was near nine o’clock in the evening [July 11] when the troops landed at the Cow Pasture, a peninsula on …

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