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Address to Cornwallis

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 30.—An American soldier, in the Maryland Gazette, thus addresses the unfortunate Cornwallis:— “My Lord:—A general who possesses that dignity of soul, which exalts the conqueror above the insolence of a triumph, and elevates the vanquished above meanness and…

The SPEECH of Miss Polly Baker

The SPEECH of Miss Polly Baker, before a Court of Judicature, at Connecticut in New England, where she was prosecuted the fifth Time for having a Bastard Child; which influenced the Court to dispense with her Punishment, and induced one of her Judges to marry her the next Day. May it please the Honourable Bench…