Benjamin of Ohio: A Story of the Settlement of Marietta

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American Book Company, 1912 - Frontier and pioneer life - 157 pages

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Page 56 - No colony in America was ever settled under such favorable auspices as that which has just commenced at Muskingum.
Page 115 - Here, sir," he said, in a voice that lacked steadiness for all his effort at self-command. The general contemplated it, shifted his pipe from one side of his mouth to the other, bit upon the stem. "H'm!
Page 55 - July gth. — Governor St. Clair arrived at the garrison. On landing, he was saluted with thirteen rounds from the fieldpiece. On entering the garrison the music played a salute, and the troops paraded and presented their arms. He was also saluted by a clap of thunder and a heavy shower of rain as he entered the fort ; and thus we received our governor of the western frontiers.
Page 55 - June, and on the gth of July, 1788, Governor St. Clair reached Marietta. He was escorted by a detachment of troops, under Major Doughty, who had gone up to Pittsburg, from Fort Harmar, some days before to meet the governor, and was received at the fort with military honors and salute. Joseph Buell, who was an orderly sergeant at the time, in one of the companies of United States troops in the fort, kept a journal, in which he says:
Page 1 - Benjamin of Ohio; a story of the settlement of Marietta, by James Otis, pseud.
Page 16 - Stony Point, Colonel Putnam was appointed to the command of a regiment in General Wayne's brigade...
Page 112 - ... in the stream until the water ran through the seams in the planking...
Page 116 - ... the crests of the waves over the side of the boat, threatening to sink, if not overset, the unwieldy craft.
Page 47 - Gushing claims that there is nothing wonderful about this ferry, for it consists simply of a rope stretched from one bank of the river to the other...
Page 16 - Wayne's brigade, continuing to serve with credit to himself, and to the best interests of...

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