Pennsylvania Archives

Front Cover
Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, George Edward Reed, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban
J. Severns & Company, 1880 - History
0 Reviews
A collection of documents supplementing the companion series known as "Colonial records of Pennsylvania" which contain the minutes of the Provincial Council, of the Council of Safety, and of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 295 - Shea, and Hazlett were detailed for that purpose. We kept up fires, with outposts stationed, until all the rest were over. We left the lines after it was fair day, and then came off. Never was a greater feat of generalship shown than in this retreat; to bring off an army of twelve thousand men within sight of a strong enemy, possessed of as strong a 1 400. fleet as ever floated on our seas, without any loss, and saving all the baggage. General Washington saw the last over himself.
Page 276 - Wayne had a constitutional attachment to the decision of the sword, and this cast of character had acquired strength from indulgence, as well as from the native temper of the troops he commanded. They were known by the designation of the line of Pennsylvania ; whereas they might have been with more propriety called the line of Ireland.
Page 763 - That General Washington shall be, and he is hereby, vested with full, ample, and complete powers to raise and collect together, in the most speedy and effectual manner, from any or all of these United States, sixteen battalions of infantry, in addition to those already voted by Congress...
Page 43 - A regimental commissary and paymaster is unknown to us. (The latter I have been myself.) The quartermaster has never been enabled by the public to supply the regiment in a proper manner. After the hardships of a winter campaign in Canada, with those they have since experienced, there is not the least reason to think that any of the men will reenlist at this place.
Page 433 - Yesterday morning, a detachment of 200 Continental troops, under the command of Major Byles, stationed at Paramus, was suddenly attacked by a party of the enemy, consisting of 200 horse and 400 foot. The attack commenced a little after sunrise. Major Byles, besides his usual patrols, had that morning sent out two parties, each with a commissioned officer, but such Is the situation of that part of the country, Intersected with roads, and Inhabited chiefly by disaffected people, that all precautions...
Page 15 - Pennsylvania rifle-companies, and was known to me from his infancy. He was indeed prodigal of his life, and courted danger out of his tour of duty. The command of the guard belonged to him, on the morning of the attack ; but he solicited and obtained leave to take a more conspicuous post; and having led his men through the barrier, where his commanding officer, General Arnold, was wounded, he long sustained the fire of the garrison with unshaken firmness, till at last, receiving a shot in his breast,...

Bibliographic information