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Page 148 - ... no danger shall affright, no difficulties intimidate us; and if, in support of our rights, we are called to encounter even death, we are yet undaunted; sensible that he can never die too soon who lays down his life in support of the laws and liberties of his country.
Page 151 - Greater, indeed, than in all others combined, if it be true, as has been stated by a diligent investigator, that at least twenty-two of the Americans and probably more than twice that number of the British fell in West Cambridge.
Page 148 - This body, on the 26th of October, adopted a plan for organizing the militia, maintaining it, and calling it out when circumstances should render it necessary. It provided that one quarter of the number enrolled should be held in readiness to muster at the shortest notice, who were called by the popular name of minute-men. An executive authority — the Committee of Safety — was created, clothed with large discretionary powers ; and another, called the Committee of Supplies.
Page 148 - ... the rain descended and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, it fell not, because it was founded upon a rock.
Page 153 - Tuesday ; but the subject is so important for the preservation of these monuments that in case I am not there I write in order that you may know what my view of the matter is. " Perhaps I cannot do better than...
Page 151 - Others selected trees ou the side of the hill, from which they might assail the enemy. But they had little space for preparation ; they soon saw the British in solid column, descending the hill on their right, and at the same moment discovered a large flank guard advancing on their left.
Page 154 - I was then twenty-six years of age. About ten days before, I had been chosen to command a company of minute men, who were at all times to be in readiness at a moment's warning. They were so ready they all assembled on this very spot where we...