The Continental Army, Chapter II

The Continental Army: Washington and the Continental Congress Formation of a New England army in the first months after Lexington marked the first phase in the military struggle with England, but even as the regional army gathered before Boston, a significant step in the creation of a national force was being taken in Philadelphia. The …

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The Depreciation of Paper Money

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 1.—When rebel writers write, and rebel printers print, all good rebels must believe. Walsingham’s inquiry into the causes of the depreciation of the paper money of the United States, is an honest display, to say the least, and …

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