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The Continental Army, Chapter II

The Continental Army: Washington and the Continental Congress Formation of a New England army in the first months after Lexington marked the first phase in the military struggle with England, but even as the regional army gathered before Boston, a significant step in the creation of a national force was being taken in Philadelphia. The…

Federalist No 4, Dangers From Foreign Force, Continued

(Concerning Dangers From Foreign Force and Influence) For the Independent Journal Wednesday, November 7, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: MY LAST paper assigned several reasons why the safety of the people would be best secured by union against the danger it may be exposed to by JUST causes of war…

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:…