Charles Pinckney to George Washington on Militia and State Government

November 6th 1791 In Charleston Dear Sir If a law should be passed during the session of the Legislature for the government of the militia & any appointments should take place under the authority of the Union for the militia of the respective states, subordinate to that of an Adjutant for each such for instance …

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American Finances

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. November 6.—A writer in London, says:—The incredible fall of continental currency in America, may be understood from the following notorious fact, viz.: Ten thousand pounds Maryland currency was worth six thousand sterling; ten thousand pounds continental money is worth …

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The Congratulation

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. Dii boni, boni quid porto?—Terence. Joy to great Congress, joy an hundred fold, The grand cajolers are themselves cajol’d; In vain has ——’s1 artifice been tried, And Louis swell’d with treachery and pride, Who reigns supreme in heav’n deception …

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Dunmore’s Proclamation – Remarks – Slaves

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. This day Lord Dunmore 1 issued the following proclamation, from his retreat, on board the war-ship William, now at anchor off Norfolk, Virginia. It at once shows the baseness of his heart, his malice and treachery against the people …

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