New York: The Metropolis of the Western World ...

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Foster & Reynolds, 1901 - New York (N.Y.) - 127 pages
 

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Page 48 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 32 - The heroick commander of the frigate Chesapeake, whose remains are here deposited, expressed with his expiring breath his devotion to his country. Neither the fury of battle, the anguish of a mortal wound, nor the horrors of approaching death could subdue his gallant spirit. His dying words were, "DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP.
Page 96 - Man that is born of a woman Is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : He fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Page 70 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair: the event is in the hands of God.
Page 25 - Broadway fronting to the Fort to some of the Inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to be Inclosed to make A Bowling Green thereof with walks therein, for the Beauty & Ornament of the Said Street as well as for the Recreation & Delight of the Inhabitants of this City...
Page 52 - On the common of the city of New York near where this building now stands there stood from 1766 to 1776 a liberty pole erected to commemorate the repeal of the stamp act. It was repeatedly destroyed by the violence of the Tories and as repeatedly replaced by the Sons of Liberty who organized a constant watch and guard. In its defence the first martyr blood of the American revolution was shed January 18, 1770.
Page 32 - To the memory of ALEXANDER HAMILTON. The corporation of Trinity church has erected this monument in testimony of their respect for the patriot of incorruptible integrity, the soldier of approved valor, the statesman of consummate wisdom, whose talents and virtues will be admired by grateful posterity long after this marble shall have mouldered into dust. He died July 12th, 1804, aged 47.
Page 31 - Trinity churchyard, with the following inscription : " In memory of Captain JAMES LAWRENCE, of the United States navy, who fell on the 1st day of June, 1813, in the 32d year of his age, in the action between the frigates Chesapeake and Shannon.
Page 96 - This tree is planted at the side of the tomb of General US Grant, ex President of the United States of America, for the purpose of commemorating his greatness, by Li Hung Chang, Guardian of the Prince, Grand Secretary of State, Earl of the First Order Yang Hu, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of China, Vice-President of the Board of Censors. Kwang Hsu, 23rd year, 4th moon, May, 1897. Near Grant's Tomb, on the edge of the bluff, is a little monument marking the grave of "an amiable...
Page 51 - NATHAN HALE A CAPTAIN IN THE REGULAR ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK SEPT 22ND 1776. I REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE LIFE TO LOSE FOR MY COUNTRY...

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