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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…

Affairs in Charleston, S.C.

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 15.—The following sketch of the present situation of affairs in Charleston, South Carolina, is communicated by Colonel John Laurens:—”The British army, said to be under the command of Sir Henry Clinton,1 are distributed on Port Royal Island, John’s…

The Number Seven

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 15.—The number seven, which signifies fulness or perfection, from various passages of scripture, appears to point out events interesting and important. But noth­ing of this kind is more extraordinary than what is afforded to us in the course…