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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1782

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1782
J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
 from Letters from an American Farmer
   from Letter I: "Introduction"
   from Letter II: "On the Situation, Feelings, and Pleasures of an American Farmer"
   from Letter III: "What Is an American?"
   from Letter IX: "Description of Charles Town; Thoughts on Slavery; on Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene"
   from Letter V: "Customary Education and Employment of the Inhabitants of Nantucket"
   from Letter XII: "Distresses of a Frontier Man"
Loyalist Americans begin to leave U.S. for Canada.

Use of the scarlet letter for adulterers ended in New England.

Rhode Island rejects national import duty.

U.S. soldiers massacre Delaware Indians in retaliation for wartime raids conducted by other tribes (March 7).

Peace talks begin in Paris between Benjamin Franklin and British representatives (April 12).

Final battle of the Revolutionary War in Ohio Territory (November).

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