Battle of Guilford – Cornwallis’ Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In pursuance of my intended plan, I had encamped on the 13th instant, at the Quaker Meeting, between the forks of Deep River. On the 14th I received information that General Butler, with a body of North Carolina militia, …

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British Evacuation of Boston

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 14. –The common topic of conversation, since last Friday, has been the evacuation of the town of Boston by King George’s plundering, murdering army, under General Howe. On that day, a paper was brought out by a flag …

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Westminster Massacre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 14. –Yesterday afternoon several riotous and disorderly persons, to the number of between eighty and ninety, assembled at Westminster, Cumberland county, in the province of New York. 1 They took possession of the court house, with an avowed …

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Printer’s Errors

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To the Publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette. Printerum est errare. SIR, As your last Paper was reading in some Company where I was present, these Words were taken Notice of in the Article concerning Governor Belcher, [After which his Excellency, with the Gentlemen trading to New-England, died elegantly at Pontack’s]. The Word died should doubtless …

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