The Dark Day

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 20.—Yesterday we were visited by a most unusual and uncomfortable phenomenon. As early as ten o’clock in the morning, a thick darkness came over the face of the country, so that it was impossible to move about the …

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Colonel Zedwitz

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. May 19.—Mr. Zedwitz, late a lieutenant-colonel belonging to the State of New York, in the service of the United States, was, a few days ago, taken up near Morris Town, in Jersey, dressed in women’s clothes. About the time …

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A Case in Point

To David Hume Dear Sir, London, May 19. 1762. It is no small Pleasure to me to hear from you that my Paper on the means of preserving Buildings from Damage by Lightning, was acceptable to the Philosophical Society. Mr. Russel’s Proposals of Improvement are very sensible and just. A Leaden Spout or Pipe is …

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