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Andre Sentenced to be Hung

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 1.—Yesterday the board of general officers appointed by General Washington for the trial of the unfortunate Major Andre, having fully considered the facts belonging to his case, reported that he “ought to be considered as a spy from…

An Epigram for Benedict Arnold

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. ‘Twas Arnold’s post Sir Harry sought, Arnold ne’er enter’d in his thought. How ends the bargain? let us see, The fort is safe as safe can be, His favorite perforce must die, His view’s laid bare to ev’ry eye;…

Thanksgiving Day

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 19.—The Governor of New York hath issued a proclamation, recommending to the inhabitants of that State, to observe Thursday, the second day of November next, as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the recent…

Rodney’s Account of the Capture of Andre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 20.—Governor Johnstone, says a writer in England, has received a letter from Sir George Brydges Rodney, from New York, containing the following, amongst many other authentic particulars, late discovery of Arnold’s plot. He says that the miscarriage of…