Hadden's Journal and Orderly Books: A Journal Kept in Canada and Upon Burgoyne's Campaign in 1776 and 1777

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J. Munsell's Sons, 1884 - Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777 - 581 pages
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Page 48 - The messengers of justice and of wrath await them in the field: and devastation, famine, and every concomitant horror, that a reluctant, but indispensable prosecution of military duty must occasion, will bar the way to their return.
Page 45 - By John Burgoyne, Esq. Lieutenant-General of his Majesty's armies in America, Colonel of the Queen's regiment of light dragoons, Governor of Fort William in North Britain, one of the Representatives of the Commons of Great Britain in Parliament, and commanding an army and fleet employed on an expedition from Canada etc., etc., etc.
Page 46 - Arbitrary imprisonment, confiscation of property, persecution and torture, unprecedented in the inquisitions of the Romish church, are among the palpable enormities that verify the affirmative. These are inflicted by assemblies and committees, who dare to profess themselves friends to liberty, upon the most quiet subjects, without distinction of age or sex, for the sole crime, often for the sole suspicion, of having adhered in principle to the government under which they were born, and to which,...
Page 46 - ... the sole suspicion, of having adhered in principle to the government under which they were born, and to which, by every tie, divine and human, they owe allegiance. To consummate these shocking proceedings, the profanation of religion is added to the most profligate prostitution of common reason ; the consciences of men are set at nought ; and multitudes are compelled not only to bear arms, but also to swear subjection to an? usurpation they abhor.
Page 45 - The cause in which the British arms are thus exerted, applies to the most affecting interests of the human heart; and the military servants of the crown, at first called forth for the sole purpose of restoring the rights of the constitution, now combine with love of their country, and duty to their sovereign, the other extensive incitements which spring from a due sense of the general privileges of mankind.
Page 13 - Maps, both general and particular, of The British Colonies, Especially those which now are, or probably may be, The Theatre of War ; Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Romans ; Cook, Jackson, and Collet ; Maj. Holland, and other Officers, employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London.
Page 100 - Your parties are likewise to bring in waggons and other convenient carriages, with as many draft oxen as will be necessary to draw them ; and all cattle fit for slaughter (milch cows excepted) which are to be left for the use of the inhabitants. Regular receipts, in the form hereto subjoined, are to be given in all places where any of the...
Page 364 - ... to be put out of his way on any occasion, had arranged to call at his office on his way to the country...
Page 48 - I have but to give stretch to the Indian forces under my direction, and they amount to thousands, to overtake the hardened enemies of Great Britain and America: I consider them the same wherever they may lurk.
Page 360 - ... ^Behold the Cerberus the Atlantic plough, " Her precious cargo, Burgoyne, Clinton, Howe,

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