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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April 25. 1777
Today sailed from Plymouth Sound HMS Liverpool for New York carrying General Clinton. We were on deck taking the air when his ship sailed down the Sound. It is said he carries money to pay the British troops there and the Liverpool will join the American blockade. We only seem to hear bad news from America. Early last year we were encouraged when the British were forced to evacuate Boston under the threat of cannon brought from Ticonderoga by Henry Knox but then the British reappeared to take New York and rout General Washington’s Continental Army. Our only heartening news has been Washington’s raid on the Hessians on Christmas Eve last.

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