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Page 12 - May you long enjoy that liberty which is so dear to you, and to which your name will ever be so dear. May your own virtues and a nation's prayers obtain the happiest sunshine for the decline of your days and the choicest of future blessings. For our country's sake, for the sake of republican liberty, it is our earnest wish that your example may be the guide of your successors, and thus, after being the ornament and safeguard of the present age, become the patrimony of our descendants.
Page 89 - ... instead of having the prospect of a glorious offensive campaign before us, we have a bewildered and gloomy defensive one, unless we should receive a powerful aid of ships, land troops, and money from our generous allies, and these at present are too contingent to build upon.
Page 126 - Independence upon lasting foundations — it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness and celebrating the important event which we owe to his benign interposition.
Page 159 - You will be particularly attentive to the post of Fort Schuyler, and do every thing in your power to have it supplied with a good stock of provision and stores ; and you will take every other precaution, which the means at your command will permit, for the security of the frontier, giving me the most early advice of any incursions of the enemy.
Page 140 - Sullivan, and the brave officers and soldiers under his command, for effectually executing an important expedition against such of the Indian nations as, encouraged by the...
Page 164 - ... to the end, that a small number of men within may be able to defend themselves for a considerable time against the assaults of a numerous army without ; so that the enemy, in attacking them, must of necessity suffer great loss.
Page 139 - Resolved unanimously, — That the thanks of congress be presented to brigadier general Wayne, for his brave, prudent, and soldierly conduct, in the spirited and well conducted attack of Stony -point.
Page 74 - Otto Hufeland, Westchester County during the American Revolution 1775-1783 (White Plains, NY: Westchester County Historical Society, 1926), for a detailed account of the war's devastation in this part of New York.