Francis Marion, Chapter IV, Campaign of 1782

The military history of this year, is not remarkable for any great events; but the most material of these happened in the brigade of Marion. As they are not altogether of a pleasant nature, it appears to have been the wish of many to bury them in oblivion, and therefore some of them have been …

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Federalist No 10, The Union as a Safeguard, Continued

(The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection) From the Daily Advertiser Thursday, November 22, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. …

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Captain Andre’s Dream – Silas Deane – General Charles Lee – William Livingston – John Jay

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 7.—At Mr. Deane’s, in New York, last evening Captain Andre1 read an extempore on Love and Fashion, and a characteristic “Dream” about the rebels, for which he gained much applause from the “fair and the bold.” His allusions …

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News from France

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. We have undoubted intelligence that there are lately arrived in Martinico and Guadaloupe, 22,628 French troops; part of them sailed the sixth of October from Bordeaux, and part of them the ninth of October from St. Malo. They arrived …

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