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oppose each other. 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
Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge arrive on
Staten Island to meet with Gen. Howe, who does not
U.S. independence and only
offers for the rebels to put down their arms and await
the generosity of the British government. Franklin,
Adams, and Rutledge refuse Howe’s offer.
[Howe] offered peace only on the condition that the
colonies should return to their allegiance and
obedience to the British crown,” John Marshall
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
“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.”
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