Some Materials to Serve for a Brief Memoir of John Daly Burk: Author of a History of Virginia. With a Sketch of the Life and Character of His Only Child, Judge John Junius Burk

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Charles Campbell
J. Munsell, 1868 - 123 pages
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Page 39 - The death of General Montgomery, in storming the city of Quebec. A tragedy. With an ode, in honour of the Pennsylvania militia, and the small band of regular Continental troops, who sustained the campaign in the depth of winter, January 1777, and repulsed the British forces from the banks of the Delaware.
Page 50 - The first settlers of Virginia, an historical novel, exhibiting a view of the rise and progress of the colony at James Town, a picture of Indian manners, the countenance of the country, and its natural productions.
Page 20 - I call you fellow citizens, for I too am a citizen of these states. From the moment a stranger puts his foot on the soil of America, his fetters are rent in pieces, and the scales of servitude, which he had contracted under European tyrannies, fall off ; he becomes a free man ; and though civil regulations may refuse him the immediate exercise of his rights, he is, virtually, a citizen. He...
Page 54 - Soldier's Pillar. The poor and the needy of every description, received the charitable bounties of this Christian Soldier. " He pitied littleness — loved goodness — admired greatness, and ever aspired to its glorious summit! The friend, the servant, and almost unparalleled lover of his country ; — worn with honorable age, and the former toils of war — Putnam rests from his labors ! " Till mouldering worlds and trembling systems burst!
Page 64 - Recorded, and on the motion of the said Executors / who together with James Johnson his security entered into and Acknowledged their bond in the penalty / of five hundred pounds with condition as the law directs...
Page 57 - gainst the life Of one who, honour'd through the land, For Freedom made a glorious stand, Whose chief, perhaps his only, crime Is, (if plain Truth at such a time May dare her sentiments to tell) That he his country loves too well: May he — but words are all too weak The feelings of my heart to speak — May he...
Page 27 - The Polar Star has gained by its impartiality, in fourteen days, two hundred and thirteen new subscribers. It has lost two, because it supported the federal constitution, and did not rave in favor of the ridiculous and absurd establishments of royalty and aristocracy...
Page 14 - ... up in the lobby." The play of " Bunker Hill " was performed in New York. President Adams, being in the city, was invited to attend, and at the conclusion of the piece he was conducted by the managers and leading actors to his carriage with considerable pomp and show. Mr. Barrett, who had performed General Warren, ventured to express the hope that the President had been pleased. " Sir," replied Mr. Adams, " my friend, General Warren, was a scholar and a gentleman, but your author has made him...
Page 65 - In the name of God Amen. I, John Hathorne of Salem in the County of Essex in New England, Merchant, being weak and infirm of Body but of perfect mind and Memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. Imp...
Page 30 - Burk afterwards was the editor of a political paper in New York, called the Time Piece, and was arrested on a charge of publishing a libel, contrary to the provisions of the Sedition Law of 1798. The issue of the affair I never knew. About the year 1800, it was reported that he was killed in a duel in one of the Southern States.

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