Sept. 22, 1776. Nathan Hale becomes the

Sept. 22, 1776. Nathan Hale becomes the first American spy to be captured and hung by the British. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” Hale says. Today the CIA honors Hale through a statue at the their headquarters. #TBT Throwback Thursday revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eEr8h

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9-16-1776 “They were opposed with spirit

9-16-1776 “They were opposed with spirit,” American George Clinton writes about the four-hour skirmish at Harlem Heights. Even though the redcoats outnumber them two to one, the Continentals push back the British three times. “I consider our success in this small affair, [at Harlem] at this time, almost equal to a victory. It has animated our troops, gave them new spirits, and erased every bad impression the retreat from Long Island, &c., had left on their minds.” http://ow.ly/i/eErx1

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Sept. 11, 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John

Sept. 11, 1776. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge meet with Admiral Howe on Staten Island for a peace conference. Disappointing them, Howe does not acknowledge U.S. independence and only offers for the patriots to put down their arms await the generosity of the British government. Peace is only available on the condition that the colonies return to their allegiance and obedience to the British crown. They reject his terms. revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eEqLQ

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Sept. 1776, Two Clintons oppose each oth

Sept. 1776, Two Clintons oppose each other in New York. George Clinton fights for the Americans, and Henry Clinton fights for the British. “About the middle of last week it was determined, for many reasons,to evacuate the City of New York,” George Clinton writes about General Washington’s orders to leave the island of Manhattan. #TBT Throwback Thursday http://ow.ly/i/eEriw

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Aug. 31, 1776–While her husband George

Aug. 31, 1776–While her husband George Washington manages the retreat of his army in New York, Martha Washington hopes for good news from home. Her son Jack writes her a letter that Martha has become a grandmother. “I have the extreme happiness at last to inform you, that Nelly was safely delivered this morning about five o’clock of a fine daughter.” revolution240.com http://ow.ly/i/eD0S4

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Aug. 28-9, 1776. George Washington and h

Aug. 28-9, 1776. George Washington and his army silently evacuate Long Island by boat to Manhattan during a heavy fog overnight to prevent the destruction of his army. Believing the Americans to be much stronger than they are, British General Howe makes no immediate attempt to force their lines. “The safe retreat of the patriot army was by many attributed to a peculiar Providence. It was a trust in this Providence, a calm assurance of ultimate success under its guiding care that strengthened the hearts of the patriots in their darkest hour of trial,” future historian William Jackman concludes. http://ow.ly/i/eD59F

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Aug. 27, 1776 “We have had a glorious d

Aug. 27, 1776 “We have had a glorious day against the rebels,” a British field officer reports after the American line retreats during the Battle of Long Island. http://ow.ly/i/eD3ql

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Aug. 27, 1776, On this day in history, t

Aug. 27, 1776, On this day in history, the Battle of Long Island takes places during the American Revolution. http://ow.ly/i/eD32K

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Aug. 1776-George Washington gives his me

Aug. 1776-George Washington gives his men a pep talk before the Battle of Long Island. “The time is now near at hand, which must determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves. Whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army . . . Let us then rely on the goodness of our cause, and the aid of the Supreme Being, in whose hands victory is to animate and encourage us to great and noble actions.” http://ow.ly/i/eD2vK

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Why did Dolley wish for Philly #TBT 1814

Why did Dolley wish for Philly #TBT 1814 redcoats. Hot summer Hot book https://amzn.com/1621574784 Regnery Publishing http://ow.ly/i/mcsUs

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