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Page 29 - Provincials continued to labour indefatigably till they had thrown up a small breast-work, extending from the east side of the redoubt to the bottom of the Hill, but were prevented completing it by the intolerable fire of the enemy.
Page 31 - November 5th— As the Commander-in-chief has been apprised of a design, formed for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the Pope, he cannot help expressing his surprise, that there should be Officers and soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step...
Page 2 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page 31 - At such a juncture and in such circumstances, to be insulting their religion is so monstrous as not to be suffered or excused ; indeed, instead of offering the most remote insult, it is our duty to address public thanks to these our brethren, as to them we are so much indebted for every late happy success over the common enemy in Canada.
Page 17 - Congress may direct ; and that all the militia in the colony be ordered to hold themselves in readiness to march, on the shortest notice, completely equipped, having thirty rounds of cartridges per man ; all which is earnestly recommended to the immediate consideration of the Honourable Congress, now sitting in Watertown. To which the Committee would beg leave to add a general recommendation to the people, to go to meeting armed on the Lord's day, in order to prevent being thrown into confusion.
Page 43 - The artillery advanced to the open space between the breastwork and rail fence ; this ground was defended by some brave Essex troops, covered only by scattered trees. With resolution and deadly aim they poured the most destructive vollies on the enemy. The cannon, however, turned the breastwork, enfiladed the line, and sent their balls through the open gateway or sally port, directly into the redoubt, under cover of which the troops at the breastwork were compelled to retire.
Page 28 - These troops advanced, formed in two lines, and the attack began by a sharp cannonade from our field-pieces and howitzers, the lines advancing slowly, and frequently halting to give time for the artillery to fire. The light infantry was directed to force the left point of the breastwork, to take the rebel line in flank, and the grenadiers to attack in front, supported by the 5th and 52d battalions.
Page 17 - Hill be maintained by sufficient force being posted there, and as the particular Situation of Dorchester Neck is unknown to this Committee, they advise that the Council of War take and pursue such steps respecting the same as to them shall appear to be for the Security of this Colony.