History of Xx Regiment: 1688-1888

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Simkin, Marshall, & Company, 1889 - 427 pages
 

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Page 91 - A free passage to be granted to the army under Lieutenant-General Burgoyne to Great Britain, on condition of not serving again in North America during the present contest : and the port of Boston is assigned for the entry of transports to receive the troops .whenever General Howe shall so order.
Page 327 - Thereupon the general rejoined: "Go, one of you, my lads, to Colonel Burton — ; tell him to march Webb's regiment with all speed down to Charles River, to cut off the retreat of the fugitives from the bridge.
Page 57 - God he attributes the glory of the day to the intrepidity aud extraordinary good behaviour of these troops, which he assures them he shall retain the strongest sense of as long as he lives ; and if ever, upon any...
Page 327 - Fiction," says one who was sharer in it, " could not have been conducted with more address to lead an audience from despondency to sudden exultation, than Accident had here prepared to excite the passions of a whole People. They despaired ; they triumphed ; and they wept, — for Wolfe had fallen in the hour of victory ! Joy, grief, curiosity, astonishment, were painted in every countenance : the more they inquired, the higher their admiration rose.
Page 347 - I have made my will, and have remembered my servants. - Colborne has my will, - and all my papers.
Page 335 - General leaser's funeral), readily undertook to accompany her; and with one female servant, and the major's valet de chambre who had a ball, which he had received in the late action, then in his shoulder), she rowed down the river to meet the enemy.
Page 334 - The assistance I was enabled to give was small indeed ; I had not even a cup of wine to offer her ; -but I was told she had found, from some kind and fortunate hand, a little rum and dirty water. All I could furnish to her was an open boat, and a few lines written upon dirty and wet paper, to General Gates, recommending her to his protection.
Page 334 - ... fall into, appeared an effort above human nature. The assistance I was enabled to give...
Page 54 - I have seen what I never thought to be possible, — a single line of infantry break through three lines of cavalry ranked in order of battle, and tumble them to ruin!
Page 57 - His serene highness orders his greatest thanks to be given to the whole army, for their bravery and good behaviour yesterday, particularly to the English infantry, and the two battalions of Hanoverian guards...

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