Centennial History of Somerset County [New Jersey]

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Jameson, 1878 - Somerset County (N.J.) - 198 pages
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Page 66 - the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light ; Then from bis mansion in the Sun She called her Eagle-bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand, The symbol of her chosen land. The causes which operated in effecting the separation of the American
Page 66 - SOMERSET COUNTY. When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air, She tore the azure robe of night, And set the stars in glory there. She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric
Page 136 - manner, that unless the principles of the Federal Government were properly supported, and the powers of the union increased, the honor, dignity and justice of the nation will be lost forever ; yet he cannot help repeating on this occasion so interesting a sentiment, and leaving, as his injunction to every officer and
Page 115 - is incessantly imprec-ated and profaned in a manner as wanton as it is shocking. For the sake therefor, of religion, decency and order, the General hopes and trusts that officers of every rank will use their influence and authority to check a vice which is as unprofitable as it
Page 44 - whom these presents shall come GREETING. Know that we of our Especial Grace Certain knowledge and Mere Motion Have Given and Granted, and by these presents do give and Grant for us our heirs and Successors to the Townships of the Southermost part of the Northern Precinct of our County of Somerset in our Province of New Jersey within the following boundaries (to wit) BEGINNING at the Mouth of a
Page 94 - had, on the 26th of October through Lord Sterling, caused the following resolutions of the Continental Congress to be published to the army, subscribed by Francis Barber, Adj. Gen'l. viz : WHEREAS, religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness ; RESOLVED, That it
Page 136 - were in the field. Every one may rest assured that much very much of the future happiness of the officers and men will depend upon the wise and manly conduct which shall be adopted by them, when
Page 136 - injunction to every officer and every soldier, who may view the subject in the same serious point of light, to add his best endeavors to those of his worthy fellow citizens towards effecting these great and valuable purposes, on which our existence, as a nation, so naturally depends. On the east side of North Branch there stands a brick house in which resided Capt. Isaac
Page 70 - which lay on the table ; thrust the letter he had been writing in my pocket, and passed into a room at the opposite end of the house, where I had seen the guard in the morning. Here I discovered their arms, but the men were absent. I stepped out of the door, and saw the dragoons chasing
Page 49 - toois, except the axe and saw, provided for their officers and themselves convenient and comfortable quarters with little or no expense to the public. The huts are arranged in straight lines, forming a regular uniform compact village. The officers huts are situated in front of the line according to their rank—the

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