Colonel John Gunby of the Maryland Line: Being Some Account of His Contribution to American Liberty

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Page 23 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Alden, 2nd, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, at his request, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the day and year above written.
Page 20 - Maryland, being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs, and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence...
Page 18 - And lastly, I do hereby constitute and appoint my son William E. Peach to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament, revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and Testament.
Page 20 - God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors, hereinafter named, and after my debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows...
Page 18 - Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named James Miller to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Page 46 - ... of the event; but I soon removed his fears by pointing to the line and observing that men were not beaten who retreated in that order. He then ordered me to keep with the men until we came to the rising ground near Washington's horse; and he rode forward to fix on the most proper place for us to halt and face about. In a minute we had a perfect line. The enemy were now very near us. Our men commenced a very destructive fire, which they little expected, and a few rounds occasioned great disorder...
Page 46 - Morgan, who had mostly been with the militia, quickly rode up to me and expressed apprehensions of the event ; but I soon removed his fears by pointing to the line, and observing that men were not beaten who retreated in that order. He then ordered me to keep with the men until we came to the rising ground near Washington's horse, and he rode forward to fix on the most proper place for us to halt and face about.
Page 3 - In this I apprehend consists the chief part of the historian's duty. It is his to rejudge the conduct of men, that generous actions may be snatched from oblivion, and that the author of pernicious counsels, and the perpetrator of evil deeds, may see beforehand, the infamy that awaits them at the tribunal of posterity.
Page 3 - With the standards of the peoples plunging through the thunder-storm ; Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battleflags were furled In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe, And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapped in universal law.
Page 19 - Executors of this my last will and testament. As witness my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four.

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