Washington and His Comrades: Chapter X

France to the Rescue During 1778 and 1779 French effort had failed. Now France resolved to do something decisive. She never sent across the sea the eight thousand men promised to La Fayette but by the spring of 1780 about this number were gathered at Brest to find that transport was inadequate. The leader was …

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Robert Erskine Died

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 5.—Died the second instant, at his house at Ring-wood, Robert Erskine, F. R. S., and geographer to the army of the United States, in the forty-sixth year of his age; a man in whom were united the Christian …

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Execution of Andre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. General Robertson, of the British army, came up yesterday [October 1] to Dobb’s Ferry with a flag, which was soon dismissed, it being of so trite a nature, viz., to entreat his Excellency General Washington, at the request of …

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Arnold at New York

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 2.—Arnold’s conduct since he went to New York, is a greater proof of his villany (if greater villany is possible) than his late treason. At his arrival with the British, says a gentleman in the American army, he …

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