The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc., of the Storming of Fort Griswold, the Massacre of Its Garrison, and the Burning of New London by British Troops Under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Benedict Arnold, on the Sixth of September, 1781
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The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...
William Wallace Harris
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Page 296 - These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Page 184 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallow'd mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod, Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By Fairy hands their knell is rung, By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; Their Honour comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay, And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! ODE, TO A LADY, OH THE DEATH OF COL.
Page 336 - They who have power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Page 147 - That there be, and there hereby is, released and quit-claimed to the sufferers hereafter named, or their legal representatives where they are dead, and to their heirs and assigns forever...
Page 105 - I have the honor to be, with the greatest respect, your Excellency's most obedient and most humble servant.
Page 337 - And well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to mayntayne the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God...
Page 179 - ' who fell in the massacre at Fort Griswold, near this spot, on the 6th of September, AD 1781, when the British, under the command of the traitor Benedict Arnold, burnt the towns of New London and Groton, and spread desolation and woe throughout this region.
Page 93 - Zebulun and Naphtali were a people that jeoparded their lives unto the death In the high places of the field.