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battles were gained by the British. They not only took the city of Charleston, but every other seaport, and almost every town in America. They marched through South Carolina, precisely as Sherman is doing now; they drove Marion and Sumter into the swamps; they marched into North Carolina, compelling our forefathers to fly to the Virginia woods, and then returned to Wilmington. They had every colony down; "gobbled up" Richmond and Petersburg; galloped through Charlottesville, and chased Jefferson to Carter's mountain. They held New York and other Northern cities; scattered the American armies like chaff, and considered the rebellion as crushed a hundred times. They had the most powerful empire of the world at their back; they had the aid of armed tories in every county; they excited the blacks to insurrection, and let loose the scalping-knife of the Indian upon the rebels.--With all our troubles, we have so far escaped the most terrible woe of the Revolution — neighbors fighting