Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall: Kept in Philadelphia and Lancaster, During the American Revolution, 1774-1781

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Joel Munsell, 1877 - Pennsylvania - 330 pages
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Page 18 - Bissel, is charged to alarm the country quite to Connecticut ; and all persons are desired to furnish him with fresh horses, as they may be needed. I have spoken with several, who have seen the dead and wounded. Pray let the Delegates from this Colony to Connecticut see this, they know Col.
Page 83 - members for this City, and the eight members for this County, to serve in Convention, were elected very quietly at the State House. 1 Fine starlight, pleasant evening. There were bonfires, ringing bells, with other great demonstrations of joy upon the unanimity and agreement of the declaration.
Page 247 - Public spirit seems to have taken its flight from Virginia. It is too much the case; for the quota of our troops is not half made up, and no shame seems to remain for completing it. Great bounties are
Page 105 - 27. News to-day is, that the enemy intends to make a push for Philadelphia. It's said, part of their force is embarked, either to go up the Delaware and make their attack at both sides at once, or else to amuse the Southern States and prevent their sending any assistance to Philadelphia. See Pennsylvania Journal, Numb. 1773.
Page 19 - first did. The Provincials were determined to prevent the two Brigades from joining their strength if possible, and remain in great need of succor. NB The Regulars, when in Concord, burnt the Court House, took two pieces of cannon which they rendered useless ; and began to take up Concord bridge on which Capt. (who with many on both sides were
Page 298 - For North's the minister, ye mind, Whence oft your quibblers in gazettes On northern blasts have strained their wits ; And think ye not the clouds know how To make the pun as well as you ? Did there arise an apparition But grinned forth ruin to sedition ? A death-watch but has joined our leagues And clicked destruction to the Whigs
Page 8 - 22. The Assembly of this Province, taking into consideration the difficulties that had subsisted between Great Britain and her colonies, came into the measure proposed, that a Congress of Deputies from the several Colonies be held, as soon as may be convenient, [and] have appointed the following, viz., Joseph Galloway, Speaker, Samuel Rhoads, Thomas Mifflin, Charles Humphreys, John Morton, George Ross, and Edward Biddle.
Page 19 - pieces of cannon which they rendered useless ; and began to take up Concord bridge on which Capt. (who with many on both sides were soon killed) made an attack upon the king's troops, on which they retreated to Lexington. I am, EB. WILLIAMS. To Col.
Page 297 - to his great astonishment, has been informed that several of the inhabitants of this city have refused to take the Continental Currency in payment for goods. In future, should any of the inhabitants be so lost to public, virtue and the welfare of their country as to presume to refuse the currency of the American States in payment

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