History of the Township of Mount Pleasant, Wayne County, Pennsylvania: A Discourse Delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1855

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Page 5 - Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers ? 3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Page 80 - THE day is past and gone ; The evening shades appear: Oh, may we all remember well The night of death draws near.
Page 78 - She promptly replied, in her characteristic way, 'Them who had a right to, sir.' He, apparently pleased with her independent and patriotic spirit, passed on. She .accompanied the army with her husband to the South, and was present at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis. During the battle she was busy in carrying water to the thirsty and relieving the wants of the suffering. When passing where the bullets of the enemy were flying, she met Washington, who said, ' Young woman, are...
Page 39 - My time in office has not been such as to bring me into intimate insight into the proceedings of the several departments, but I am sure I hazard nothing when I testify in your favor, that you have conducted yourself with perfect integrity and propriety in the duties of the office you have filled and pray you to be assured of my highest consideration. Mr. Meredith. THOMAS JEFFERSON." General Meredith retired to his estate called " Belmont," situated in Clinton, Mount Pleasant and Preston townships,...
Page 39 - August agth, resigning your office as Treasurer of the United States after the last of October next. I am sorry for the circumstances which dictate the measure to you ; but from their nature, and the deliberate consideration of which it seems to be the result, I presume that dissuasives on my part would be without effect. My time in office has not been such as to bring me into...
Page 38 - States and to assure yon of the pleasure l feel in anticipating your cooperation with me, in a station in which a character like yours is truly valuable. With sincere esteem l am ever your obedient servant.
Page 78 - Wheu the army was engaged in embarking some heavy ordnance at Kingsbridge, on the Hudson, ostensibly to attack New York, then in the hands of the enemy, it was necessary to do it in the night, and to place sentries around, lest they should be observed or taken by surprise. Her husband having been placed as a sentinel, she took his place with overcoat and gun, that he might help to load the heavy artillery. Soon Washington came round to examine the outposts, and detecting something unusual in her...
Page 61 - Shirland. 1 HOW charming is the place Where my Redeemer God Unvails the glories of his face, And sheds his love abroad ! 2 Here, on the mercy-seat, With radiant glory crowned, Our joyful eyes behold him sit, And smile on all around.
Page 38 - I need not observe to you how important it is that you should be on the ground as soon as possible.
Page 77 - Indians, making •л fort of their house. She was in the vicinity of Minisink when Brant, the Indian chief, led a party of Indians and Tories through that settlement, scalping the inhabitants and burning the houses. After the second marriage, she accompanied her husband in the army. During marches she made herself useful in preparing food, and when in quarters engaged in sewing for the officers and men.

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