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Page 348 - Gates will of course take the necessary measures for the due performance of this article. Should any carriages be wanted during the march, for the transportation of officers' baggage, they are, if possible, to be supplied by the country at the usual rates.
Page 345 - After various messages a convention for the surrender of the army was settled, which provided, that " The troops under General Burgoyne were to march out of their camp with the honours of war, and the artillery of the intrenchments, to the verge of the river, where the arms and artillery were to be left.
Page 195 - ... discovering the operations of the enemy; while on the side of New York the atmosphere was perfectly clear. The retreat was effected in thirteen hours, though nine thousand men had to pass over the river, besides field artillery, ammunition, provisions, cattle, horses, and carts. The circumstances of this retreat were particularly glorious to the Americans. They had been driven to the corner of an island, where they were hemmed in within the narrow space of two square miles. In their front was...
Page 310 - ... or favourable opportunity will be of any avail, if this great wheel in the machine stops or moves heavily. We find ourselves embarrassed in entering on this subject lest a bare recital of facts should carry an imputation, (which we do not intend,) on those gentlemen who have lately conducted it. We are sensible great and just allowances are to be made for the peculiarity of their...
Page 344 - The troops under his Excellency General Burgoyne will be conducted by the most convenient route to New England, marching by easy marches, and sufficiently provided for by the way. ANSWER. Lieut-General Burgoyne's army, however reduced, will never admit that their retreat is cut off while they have arms in their hands.
Page 272 - The bill which it is now my duty to present to your majesty, is entitled an act for the better support of his majesty's household and of the honour and dignity of the crown of Great Britain, to which your Commons humbly beg your royal assent.
Page 349 - British post on Lake George, are to be supplied with provisions in the same manner as the other troops, and are to be bound by the same condition of not serving during the present contest in North America.
Page 345 - General Burgoyne's command, may be drawn up in their encampments, where they will be ordered to ground their arms; and may thereupon be marched to the river side, to be passed over in their way towards Bennington.
Page 349 - Artificers, Drivers, Independent Companies, and Followers of the Army, of whatever Country, shall be included in the fullest Sense, and utmost Extent of the above Articles, and comprehended in every Respect as British Subjects.
Page 94 - June, the day on which the bill was to commence its operation, to be set apart for fasting, prayer, and humiliation ; to implore the divine interposition to avert the heavy calamity which threatened destruction to their civil rights, and the evils of a civil war ; and to give one heart and one mind to the people, firmly to oppose every invasion of their liberties.