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General Prescott Taken by Colonel Barton

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 9. –This night, General Prescott, who has held the command of the British forces on Rhode Island, since the departure of Earl Percy, was taken prisoner at his quarters, and carried off by a party of Americans. The…

Independence Celebrated in Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. July 4. –This day, being the Anniversary of American Independence, when the thirteen United States publicly and gloriously threw off the shackles forged by George the Third, the British tyrant, and nobly reassumed those rights which God and nature…