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Proclamation Appointing a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer

Whereas the Honourable the General Congress, impressed with a grateful sense of the goodness of Almighty God, in blessing the greater part of this extensive continent with plentiful harvests, crowning our arms with repeated successes, conducting us hitherto safely through the perils with which we have been encompassed and manifesting in multiplied instances his divine…

Massacre at Cherry Valley

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 11.—This day, a party of Tories, Indians, and regulars, under the command of Colonel Butler, made a descent on the fort it Cherry Valley. An officer who was in the fort, gives the following account of the affair:…

Siege of Fort Mifflin

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 22. –A gentleman in the American army gives the following account of the late movements of the British forces on and about theDelawareandSchuylkillRivers: About the 12th of October, the British erected a battery near the mouth of the…