Jefferson to Washington on the Ransom of Prisoners from Pirates

28 Dec. 1790 The Secretary of State, having had under Consideration the Situation of the Citizens of the United States in Captivity at Algiers, makes the following Report thereupon to the President of the United States. When the House of Representatives, at their late Session, were pleased to refer to the Secretary of State, the …

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Actions of the French Fleet

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 20.—A gentleman who went on board the French fleet at Sandy Hook, gives the following account of their principal transactions during the time he was on board: On the 30th of July the fleet arrived off, and anchored …

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Skirmish on Charlestown Neck

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 30. –Last Friday the regulars cut several trees, and were busy all night in throwing up a line, and abbatis in front of it. In the evening orders were given to the York County Riflemen to march down …

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