The Siege of Savannah

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. [Paragraphs added for readability.] The chief-justice of Georgia, in a letter to his wife, dated November ninth, gives the following particular account of the siege of Savannah: Soon after my arrival, I made application to the barrack-master to be …

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Thomas Jefferson to His Excellency Gen Washington


In Council, Oct. 8, 1779. Sir, In mine of the second of the present month, written in the instant of Colonel Mathews’ delivery of your letter, I informed you what had been done on the subject of Governor Hamilton and his companions previous to that moment. I now enclose you an advice of Council, in …

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Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness

Ver novum, ver jam canorum, vere natus Orbis est: Vere concordant amores, vere nubent alites — Catul. Faelices ter, & amplius, Quos irrupta tenet Copula: nec malis Divulsis Querimoniis Suprema citius solvet amor die. Horat. The happy State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundation of Comfort and Love; the Source of …

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