Federalist No 9, The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection

For the Independent Journal. Wednesday, November 21, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: A FIRM Union will be of the utmost moment to the peace and liberty of the States, as a barrier against domestic faction and insurrection. It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece …

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Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Smith Shaw


London November 21 1786 My Dear sister Mr Sparhawk calld upon us a Day or two ago, and deliverd me your kind Letter of: july the 20th. It was of a latter date than any I had received from you tho near four months old. It was a little unfortunate for the Gentleman that mr …

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British Excursion to Jersey

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 24.—Last Tuesday, (21st,) at about one o’clock in the morning, a party consisting of one hundred men, embarked from New York in two flat boats and one gunboat, and proceeded to Roger’s Ferry, where they landed and moved …

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