Memoir and Official Correspondence of Gen. John Stark: With Notices of Several Other Officers of the Revolution. Also, a Biography of Capt. Phinehas Stevens and of Col. Robert Rogers, with an Account of His Services in America During the "Seven Years' War." (Google eBook)

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G.P. Lyon, 1860 - United States - 495 pages
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Page 139 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Page 46 - I have three thousand dollars in hard money. I will pledge my plate for three thousand more. I have seventy hogsheads of Tobago rum, which shall be sold for the most it will bring. These are at the service of the state. If we succeed in defending our firesides and homes, I may be remunerated ; if we do not, the property will be of no value to me.
Page 83 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, Do ALSO REPORT to His Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, Adjutant General to the British Army, ought to be considered as a Spy from the enemy ; and that, agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.
Page 447 - Indian scoundrels on every occasion where they have had opportunities of showing their infamous cruelties toward his majesty's subjects. Take your revenge, but remember that, although the villains have promiscuously murdered women and children of all ages, it is my order that no women or children should be killed or hurt.
Page 52 - ... in their habitations, and otherwise complied with the terms of General Burgoyne's manifesto, but no receipts to be given to such as are known to be acting in the service of the rebels.
Page 140 - ... at the memorable battle of Bennington. " The events of that day strongly mark the bravery of the men, who, unskilled in war, forced from their intrenchments a chosen number of veteran troops, of boasted Britons ; as well as the address and valor of the General, who directed their movements and led them on to conquest. This signal exploit opened the way to a rapid succession of advantages most important to America. " These trophies shall be safely deposited in the archives of the State, and there...
Page 139 - Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from us or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War ; in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You.
Page 138 - Colonies raised for the defence of American liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof. You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of captain by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all officers and soldiers under your command to be obedient to your orders as captain.
Page 111 - Lieutenant and you are^ yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as' you shall from time to time receive from Me, or...
Page 138 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be General and Commanderin-Chief of the army of the United Colonies...

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