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Van Buskirk’s Account of the Elizabethtown Raid

Genl. Sterling Staaten Island. 26th Jany. 1780 Sir, Persuant to the orders I received yesterday, I marched last evening about dark, with the detachment under my command, taking the rout directed by Brigr. General Skinner, the guides led me without discovery to the rear of the town, which I entered without any alarm – immediately…

Washington’s Proclamation – Loyal Criticism

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. January 25. –The following proclamation was this day published by the Lord Protector, Mr. George Washington: “Whereas several persons, inhabitants of the United States of America, influenced by inimical motives, intimidated by the threats of the enemy, or deluded…