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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George Washington to Step-Daughter Elizabeth Parke Custis

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German Town, Sepr 14th, 1794 My dear Betcy, Shall I, in answer to your letter of the 7th instant say—when you are as near the Pinnacle of happiness as your sister Patcy conceives herself to be;1 or when your candour shines more conspicuously than it does in that letter, that I will then, comply with …

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The Annapolis Convention

Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government The Annapolis Convention September 11-14, 1786 Proceedings of the Commissioners to Remedy Defects of the Federal Government Annapolis in the State of Maryland. September 14, 1786.  At a meeting of Commissioners, from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia– Present Alexander Hamilton New …

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Sullivan’s Expedition – Brodhead’s Visit to the Seneca Towns

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 16.—The expedition of General Sullivan against the Indians has been crowned with complete success. Forty of their towns have been reduced to ashes: one of them (Genesee) contained about one hundred and twenty-eight houses; all of their corn …

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