The Albany Annual Register for 1849-1850, Part 2

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E. H. Pease & Company, 1850 - Albany (N.Y.)
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Page 268 - In that house I remained during my whole stay in Albany, with a table of more than twenty covers for me and my friends, and every other demonstration of hospitality.
Page 266 - Independence, and also to strengthen the works at Fort Stanwix. In the midst of such conflicting and harassing services, he had excited much popular jealousy and ill will, arising from the energy of his character, and the dignity of his deportment. He was likewise disgusted, at what he deemed injustice, in the irregularity of appointing other and junior officers in separate and independent commands within what was considered to be his military district. He accordingly, in October, 1776, tendered...
Page 265 - Johnson; and on the 18th of January following, he made a treaty with the disaffected portion of the people in that western part of the state. The continental congress were so highly satisfied with his conduct in that delicate and meritorious service, as to declare, by a special resolution, that he had executed his trust...
Page 282 - The street doors are generally in the middle of the houses and on both sides are seats, on which, during fair weather the people spend almost the whole day, especially on those which are in the shadow of the houses. In the evening these seats are covered with people of both sexes, but this is rather troublesome, as those who pass by are obliged to greet everybody unless they will shock the politeness of the inhabitants of this town.
Page 268 - to think no more of it, and that the occasion justified it, according to the principles and rules of war. He did more." said Burgoyne, " he sent an aid-de-camp" to conduct me to Albany, in order, as he expressed it, to procure better quarters than a stranger might be able to find. That gentleman conducted me to a very elegant house, and, to my great surprise, presented me to Mrs.
Page 264 - ... of the present generation, remained glowing, unmoved, and invincible. It would be difficult to find any other people who have been put to a severer test, or on trial gave higher proofs of courage and capacity. On the 19th of June, 1775, Philip Schuyler was appointed by congress the third Major General in the armies of the United Colonies ; and such was his singular promptitude, that in eleven days from...
Page 268 - ... belonging to General Schuyler, at Saratoga, were destroyed by fire a few days before the surrender. He said further that one of the first persons he saw, after the convention was signed, was General Schuyler, and when expressing to him his regret at the event which had happened to his property, General Schuyler desired him " to think no more of it, and that the occasion justified it, according to the principles and rules of war. He did more.
Page 282 - The streets are broad, and some of them are paved ; in some parts they are lined with trees : the long streets are almost parallel to the river, and the others intersect them at right angles.
Page 265 - ... the tories in Tryon County. On the 8th of January, 1776, he was ordered to have the river St Lawrence, above and below Quebec, well explored. On the 25th of January, he was ordered to have the fortress of Ticonderoga repaired and made defensible, and on the 17th of February, he was directed to take the command of the forces, and conduct the military operations at the city of New-York.
Page 266 - ... within what was considered to be his military district. He accordingly, in October, 1776, tendered to congress the resignation of his commission. But when congress came to investigate his services, they found them, says the historian of Washington," far to exceed in value any estimate which had been made of them. They declared that they could not dispense with his services during the then situation of affairs ; and they directed the president of congress to request him to continue in his command...

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