Documents and Letters Intended to Illustrate the Revolutionary Incidents of Queens County: With Connecting Narratives, Explanatory Notes, and Additions (Google eBook)

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Leavitt, Trow, 1846 - New York (State) - 264 pages
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Contents

Protest of Oyster Bay Justices
21
Election of Deputies in Queens County
22
Congress opened with daily prayers
23
List of Committee Men in Queens County
24
Congress appoint a day of fasting and prayer
28
cwt of gunpowder voted Joseph Robinson
29
A Lawrence and G Bethune examined
30
Arms impressed from NonAssociators
31
List of Jamaica Minute
32
Cow and Great Neck separate from Hempstead
33
Vote of Queens County for Deputies
34
The Asia supplies arms c to the disaffected
35
Resolutions of Congress against Queens County
36
Continental Congress order delinquents to be disarmed
37
Col Heards Expedition into Queens County
38
Evidence against one of the disaffected
39
Congress order Queens County to be regimented
40
Expedition of Ward and Seers in Queens County
41
Guard stationed at Rockaway
42
Disaffected not to move into Cow and Great Neck
43
A delinquent at Cow Neck advertised
44
Arms of NonAssociators to be given to recruits
45
Association of forty Jamaica Militia
46
British pilot boat taken at Rockaway
47
Petition of twelve disarmed Jamaica Militia
48
Election of Deputies in Queens County
49
Jamaica Committee revived
50
Disobedience in Capt Sandss Company
51
List of the Militia of Cow and Great Neck
52
Currency counterfeited at Cold Spring
53
List of Militia Companies in Queens
54
Congress order ablebodied citizens to return to NewYork
55
Disaffected not to move into or pass through Jamaica
56
Jamaica Committee send a delinquent to NewYork
57
Congress vote gunpowder to Jamaica Militia
58
Newtown boys raise the Kings standard
59
Proceedings against the disaffected of Queens
60
Congress vote 100 and 1 cwt powder to Queens County
61
Gen Scott orders Queens County drafts to NewYork
62
Election of a Militia Officer at Jamaica
72
Stock to be removed from South Side of Queens County
73
Form of Association 26 Congress consider the state of Queens County 27 Congress order Members from Queens to take their seats
74
Congress approve the Declaration of Independence
75
Boats hauled up at Hog Island
76
Congress vote 10000 cartridges and 1000 flints to Queens County
77
Congress vote 10 bounty to recruits
78
Report on the state of Stock in Queens County
79
Militia drafted to drive off the Stock
80
List of Officers of drafted troops
81
Gen Woodhulls Letters to Queens County Militia
82
List of Recruits in Queens County
83
Congress grant money to Queens County 85 Officers of Jamaica Minute Company
85
Howes Declaration posted in Queens County
86
Col Birdsall ordered to Rockaway
87
Defaulters hide in Massapequa Swamp
88
Lieut J Townsend stationed at Matinecock
89
Sergeant Manee stationed at Sandss Point
90
Sergeant Hicks stationed at Hewletts Point
91
Warrant to take security for removal of Stock
92
Gen Greene orders the new Levies to his Camp
93
Half the militia of Queens ordered to Brooklyn
94
Congress vote 200 to Flushing for support of fugitives from N
95
List of Capt Nostrands men stationed at Rockaway
96
Capt Suydam seizes a boat at Rockaway
97
List of Officers of Col Smiths Regiment
98
Congress order Gen Woodhull to drive off Stock
99
Woodhull writes to Congress for assistance
100
The enemys ships off Great Neck
101
Queens County Militia recross to Long Island
102
Pay Rolls of Queens County Militia
103
British Army march to Newtown
104
British erect a Fort at HellGate
105
British embark at Newtown Creek and land at Kips
106
British Officers quartered at Newtown
107
Other Whigs of Jamaica seized
114
Kings County LightHorse cross the Sound
120
PART IV
132
PART V
253

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Page 30 - Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America, depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants, in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety, and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend a dissolution of the powers of government...
Page 30 - ... and love to our country, to adopt and endeavor to carry into execution, whatever measures may be recommended by the Continental Congress, or resolved upon by our provincial convention, for the purpose of preserving our constitution...
Page 31 - ... may be recommended by the continental congress, or resolved upon by our provincial convention, for the purpose of preserving our constitution and opposing the execution of the several arbitrary and oppressive acts of the British parliament...
Page 113 - I was appointed Provost Marshal to the royal army, which placed me in a situation to wreak my vengeance on the Americans. I shudder to think of the murders I have been accessory to, both with and without orders from Government, especially while in New York during which time there were more than two thousand prisoners starved in the different churches, by stopping their rations, which I sold.
Page 113 - Barrack street, and the neighborhood of the upper barracks, to order the people to shut their window shutters, and put out their lights, forbidding them at the same time to presume to look out of their windows and doors on pain of death, after which the unfortunate prisoners were conducted, gagged, just behind the upper barracks, and hung without ceremony, and...
Page 24 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 117 - Commissioners for restoring peace to his Majesty's Colonies in North America : The humble Representation and Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Queens County, on the Island of Nassau, in the Province of New- York : Your Excellencies having, by your Declaration of July last, opened to us the pleasing prospect of returning peace and security, long banished by the many calamities surrounding us, we entertained the most sanguine expectations that the Colonies would at length have submitted...
Page 282 - Inquiry. Can I Join the Church of Rome while my Rule of Faith is the Bible?
Page 113 - I have however candor enough to assure you, as much as I abhor every principle of inhumanity, or ungenerous conduct, I should were I in more authority, burn every committee-man's house within my reach. As I deem those agents the wicked instruments of the continued calamities of this country; and in order sooner to purge this country of them I am willing to give twenty-five dollars for every acting committeeman, who shall be delivered up to the King's troops.
Page 116 - Whose breast expands with generous warmth A stranger's woes to feel; .And bleeds in pity o'er the wound He wants the power to heal.

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