André: A Tragedy in Five Acts

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Dunlap society, 1887 - 139 pages

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Page 105 - proceedings against him. I determined, however, to refer his case to the examination and decision of a Board of General Officers, who have reported, on his free and voluntary confession and letters, " That he came on shore from the Vulture sloop of war, in the night of the 21st of September instant,
Page 102 - Adjutant-General to the British army, ought to be considered as a spy from the enemy, and that agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death. Nathaniel
Page 92 - was passed another way in the night without the American posts to neutral ground, and informed I was beyond all armed parties, and left to press for New-York. I was taken at TarryTown by some volunteers. Thus, as I have had the honor to relate, was I betrayed, being Adjutant-General
Page 96 - The Board having interrogated Major Andr6 about his conception of his coming on shore under the sanction of a flag, he said that it was impossible for him to suppose he came on shore under that sanction; and added that if he came on shore under that sanction, he certainly might
Page 99 - This solemn prophecy, of course, Gave all much consolation, Except to Wayne, who lost his horse Upon the great occasion. His horse that carried all his prog, His military speeches, His corn-stalk whisky for his grog, Blue stockings, and brown breeches. And now I 've closed my epic strain, I tremble as I
Page 89 - Proceedings of a Board of General Officers, held by order of his Excellency General Washington, Commander in Chief of the Army of the United States of America, respecting Major Andre, Adjutant-General of the British Army, September the
Page 97 - envy; and are more disposed by compassion to give him the credit he deserves, and perhaps even to magnify it. I speak not of Andre's conduct in this affair as a philosopher, but as a man of the world. The authorized maxims and practices of war are the
Page 103 - the manner in which I was taken, and possibly of the serious light in which my conduct is considered, and the rigorous determination that is impending. Under these circumstances, I have obtained General Washington's permission to send you this letter; the object of which is to remove from your breast any suspicion that I could imagine
Page 112 - suffers; which, in all probability, will open a scene of blood at which humanity will revolt. Suffer me to entreat your Excellency for your own and the honor of humanity, and the love you have of justice, that you suffer not an unjust sentence to touch the life of Major Andr6.
Page 97 - that set off his good qualities. Misfortune cuts down little vanities, that, in prosperous times, serve as so many spots in his virtues, and gives a tone of humility that makes his worth more amiable. His spectators, who

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