Washington and His Comrades in Arms, Preface and Contents

Prefatory Note The author is aware of a certain audacity in undertaking, himself a Briton, to appear in a company of American writers on American history and above all to write on the subject of Washington. If excuse is needed it is to be found in the special interest of the career of Washington to …

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The Eve of the Revolution, Chapter V: A Little Discreet Conduct

It has been his [Thomas Hutchinson’s] principle from a boy that mankind are to be governed by the discerning few, and it has been ever since his ambition to be the hero of the few.–Samuel Adams. We have not been so quiet these five years …. If it were not for two or three Adamses, …

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Rivington’s News – The Black Act – Connecticut – Massachusetts and New Hampshire

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 16.—Our correspondents beyond the lines, says Rivington, give as a most melancholy description of the wretchedness of the inhabitants of all parts of the country. The increase of the numbers who are for peace and the re-union, by …

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