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

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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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