Memoir and Official Correspondence of Gen. John Stark: With Notices of Several Other Officers of the Revolution. Also, a Biography of Capt. Phinehas Stevens and of Col. Robert Rogers, with an Account of His Services in America During the "Seven Years' War."

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G.P. Lyon, 1860 - History - 495 pages

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Page 139 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Page 46 - I have three thousand dollars in hard money. I will pledge my plate for three thousand more. I have seventy hogsheads of Tobago rum, which shall be sold for the most it will bring. These are at the service of the state. If we succeed in defending our firesides and homes, I may be remunerated ; if we do not, the property will be of no value to me.
Page 447 - Take your revenge, but don't forget that, though those dastardly villains have promiscuously murdered women and children of all ages, it is my order that no women or children be killed or hurt.
Page 139 - Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from us or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War ; in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You.
Page 138 - Captain by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all officers and soldiers under your command, to be obedient to your orders, as Captain...
Page 83 - Tarrytown, in a disguised habit, being then on his way to New York, and, when taken, he had in his possession several papers, which contained intelligence for the enemy.
Page 83 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, DO ALSO REPORT to His Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, Adjutant General to the British Army, ought to be considered as a Spy from the enemy ; and that, agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.
Page 111 - Lieutenant and you are^ yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as' you shall from time to time receive from Me, or...
Page 138 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be general and commander-in-chief of the army of the United Colonies...
Page 60 - When on that field his band the Hessians fought, Briefly he spoke before the fight began — " Soldiers ! those German gentlemen are bought For four pounds eight and seven pence per man, By England's king — a bargain, as is thought. Are we worth more ? Let 's prove it now we can — For we must beat them, boys, ere set of sun, Or Mary Stark '* a widow.

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