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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no…

Colonel Hayne

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 29.—A correspondent at Camden, in South Carolina, says:—”Every officer in the line of the Southern army, that was present, has addressed General Greene on the late execution of Colonel Hayne, praying that the Lex Talionis shall follow. In…

D’Estaing at Boston

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. August 29.—Yesterday, the fleet of his Most Christian Majesty, commanded by Admiral Count D’Estaing, arrived safe in Nantasket Road, and this morning three of his frigates anchored off Boston. The fleet has received considerable damage in the late storm;…