Saturday, September 23, 2023

Today in
American Revolutionary War History

1779 - Off the eastern coast of England, the U.S. ship Bonhomme Richard won an engagement against the British ships Serapis and Countess of Scarborough.

1780 - British spy John André was captured after incriminating papers were found stashed in his boot.

Revolutionary War Quote

"That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; that measures should be immediately taken for procuring the assistance of foreign powers, and a Confederation be formed to bind the colonies more closely together."
Richard Henry Lee's resolution introduced to the Continental Congress on June 6, 1776.

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