Arnold at New London, Conn.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 6.—This morning about daybreak, twenty-four sail of British shipping appeared to the westward of the harbor of New London, in Connecticut. By many they were supposed to be a plundering party, after stock. Alarm guns were immediately fired, …

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French Troops in Virginia

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 7.—A correspondent now in the camp of Lafayette’s army in Virginia, says:—”Let me make you acquainted with Major-General the Marquis de St. Simon, and the French army; you have seen the British troops and the troops of other …

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The Execution of Colonel Hayne

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. September 6.—In the Gazette of to-day, is the following letter from a “Carolina Exile,” to the printer, on the late execution of Colonel Hayne:—”Sir: So great is my indignation, on being assured that the haughty and bloodthirsty commandant of …

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The Crisis

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. During the course of the present war, the situation of our public affairs, as well as the enemy’s, has several times been so nicely critical, that each alternately seemed to be upon the balance between total ruin and complete …

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