Journal Or Historical Recollections of American Events During the Revolutionary War

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F. Bourquin, 1894 - New Jersey - 97 pages
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Page v - To all friends of American liberty be it known that this Morning before break of day, a brigade consisting of about 1000 or 1200 men landed at Phip's farm at Cambridge, and marched to Lexington, where they found a company of our colony militia in arms, upon whom they fired without any provocation, and killed six men and wounded four others.
Page 87 - King,4 welcoming their great Chief to the Seat of Government— At the conclusion, we gave them our Hats, and then they with the Surrounding Boats gave us [three Cheers?] Soon after another Boat, came under our Stern & presented us with a number of Copies of another Ode, and immediately about a dozen Gentn.
Page vi - Lexington, who further informs, that 4000 of our troops had surrounded the first brigade above mentioned, who were on a hill in Lexington, that the action continued, and there were about 50 of our men killed, and 150 of the regulars, as near as they could determine, when the express came away : it will be expedient for every man to go...
Page v - Bissel, is charged to alarm the country quite to Connecticut, and all persons are desired to furnish him with fresh horses as they may be needed.
Page 72 - Quarters. All the Music of the Army attended. The General with a great number of principal Officers and their Suites, rode about four miles on the road towards Philadelphia and waited till Gen. Lee appeared. Gen. Washington dismounted & rec'd Gen. Lee as if he had been his brother. He passed thro...
Page 57 - Cover of the letter was called for. The General's Signature was examined. In short. it looked so much like something supernatural that even the minority, who were so much pleased with it. could scarcely think it real.
Page 65 - POWDER ! POWDER ! The Journal of Elias Boudinot relates : " When our army lay before Boston in 1775 our powder was so nearly expended that General Washington told me that he had not more than eight rounds a man altho he had then near fourteen miles of line to guard and that he dare not fire an evening or morning gun. In this situation one of the Committee of Safety for Massachusetts, who was privy to the whole secret, deserted and went over to General Gage, and discovered our poverty to him. The...
Page 38 - General & desired to be excused from the service.—He refused, ordered us to the Duty, and told us to make the best treaty in our power, and he would ratify it, and take the risque upon himself. In the month of June after this I went as a delegate to Congress, and the first thing I did was to search the secret minutes for this resolution of Congress, determined to have them expunged from the...
Page 73 - ... to know if I had made his Communication to Congress & what was their opinion of it. I assured him that I had not, and if he was wise, he would say nothing upon the subject. He said he was going to Congress for that purpose and he never would rest...
Page 13 - Howe was at the Head of his Army — I observed to the Officer that now there could be no Dispute about Facts as the Fellow had acknowledged every Word to be true — I stated all the Facts...

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