Federalist No 3, Dangers From Foreign Force, Continued

(Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence) For the Independent Journal Saturday, November 3, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a new observation that the people of any country (if, like the Americans, intelligent and well informed) seldom adopt and steadily persevere for many years in an erroneous …

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Cornwallis’s Surrender celebrated at Trenton


From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 28.—Yesterday the great and important event of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his whole army, to the combined forces commanded by his Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON, was celebrated at Trenton, in New Jersey, with every mark of joy …

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Jefferson to His Excellency Gen Washington

Richmond, November 3, 1780. Sir, Since I had the honor of writing to your Excellency, on the 25th ultimo, the enemy have withdrawn their forces from the north side of James river, and have taken post at Portsmouth, which, we learn, they are fortifying. Their highest post is Suffolk, where there is a very narrow …

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Death of General Richard Montgomery


Richard Montgomery was born in the north of Ireland, in the year 1737. He entered the English army, and was with General Wolfe at Quebec in 1759. Quitting the army in 1772, he settled in America, where he married a daughter of R. R. Livingston. On the commencement of the difficulties between the colonies and …

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Thomas Jefferson to John Randolph

Philadelphia, November 29, 1775. Dear Sir, I am to give you the melancholy intelligence of the death of our most worthy Speaker, which happened here on the 22nd of the last month. He was struck with an apoplexy, and expired within five hours. I have it in my power to acquaint you that the success …

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