Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This Day in the History of Finally Giving Up the Ghost

On this day in 1783, the last British troops, nearly 6,000 of them, evacuated New York City two and a half months after David Hartley, for King George III, signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, the last battle of which, our miraculous defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown, in Virginia, was over two years prior.


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