Hamilton Fish Armstrong, ed. The Book of New York Verse. 1917.
Evacuation of New York by the British, 1783 (abridged)
The following song was composed and sung on the ever-memorable 25th of November, 1783, when the conquered Britons evacuated the City of New York, and thereby finally left the thirteen United States in possession of that freedom, prosperity, and independence for which they had so long and so successfully contended.