Jefferson to Stiles on Science, Technology, War, and Education

TO DR. STILES. Sir, Paris, July 17,1785. I have long deferred doing myself the honor of writing to you, wishing for an opportunity to accompany my letter with a copy of the Bibliothèque Physico-oeconomique, a book published here lately in four small volumes, and which gives an account of all the improvements in the arts …

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Action at Tarrytown, New York

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 20.—On Sunday evening, the 15th instant, two sloops of war, two tenders, and one galley, all British, came up Hudson River, with intention, as is supposed, to destroy the stores then moving from West Point to the army. …

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Arnold; or, A Question Answered

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859.   Our troops by Arnold thoroughly were bang’d, And poor St. Andre was by Arnold hang’d; To George a rebel, to the Congress traitor, Pray what can make the name of Arnold greater? By one bold treason more, to …

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Jefferson to His Excellency Gen. Washington

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Williamsburg, July 17, 1779. Sir, I some time ago enclosed to you a printed copy of an order of Council, by which Governor Hamilton was to be confined in irons, in close jail, which has occasioned a letter from General Phillips, of which the enclosed is a copy. The General seems to think that a …

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