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Federalist No 1, General Introduction

For the Independent Journal Saturday, October 27, 1787 To the People of the State of New York: AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America. The subject speaks its own importance; comprehending in its consequences…

Cornwallis’s Surrender celebrated at Trenton

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 28.—Yesterday the great and important event of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his whole army, to the combined forces commanded by his Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON, was celebrated at Trenton, in New Jersey, with every mark of joy…

Arnold’s Effigy at New Milford

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 27.—Last evening, the infamous traitor Arnold was carried through New Milford, Connecticut, in effigy. He made his appearance sitting on his coffin, in a horse-cart, hung round with several pair of splendid lanterns; behind the traitor stood the…

Rivington’s Intelligence Extraordinary

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. October 27.—By letters from Philadelphia, we learn that on the receipt of the last manifesto from the English commissioners, one of the Congress had the resolution to make the following short speech: “I have listened to this manifesto with…