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Federalist No 65, The Powers of the Senate, Continued

From the New York Packet Friday, March 7, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE remaining powers which the plan of the convention allots to the Senate, in a distinct capacity, are comprised in their participation with the executive in the appointment to offices, and in their judicial character as a…

Francis Marion, Personal Correspondence, Mar. 1781

Gen. Marion to Lieut. Col. Balfour. Santee, March 7, 1781. Sir, I sent Capt. John Postell with a flag to exchange some prisoners, which Capt. Saunders, commandant of Georgetown, had agreed to, but contrary to the law of nations, he has been seized and detained as a prisoner. As I cannot imagine that his conduct…

Cornwallis’s Cruelty

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A writer in England says:—”A Scotch officer, lately arrived from America, hath assured some particular friends, that on the day of the action near Camden, Lord Cornwallis’s orders to the army were: ‘To take no prisoners in the field…