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Страница 96 - 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 agreeably to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.
Страница 87 - The person in your possession is Major John Andre, adjutantgeneral to the British army. " The influence of one commander in the army of his adversary is an advantage taken in war. A correspondence for this purpose I held ; as confidential (in the present instance) with his Excellency Sir Henry Clinton. " To favor it, I agreed to meet upon ground not within the posts of either army, a person who was to give me intelligence ; I came up in the Vulture man of war for this effect, and was fetched by a...
Страница 27 - In the long night, the still night, He kneels upon the sod : And the brutal guards withhold E'en the solemn Word of God! In the long night, the still night. He walks where Christ hath trod. Neath the blue morn, the sunny morn. He dies upon the tree : And he mourns that he can lose But one life for Liberty: And in the blue morn, the sunny morn, His spirit-wings are free.
Страница 26 - With slow tread and still tread, he scans the tented line, And he counts the battery guns by the gaunt and shadowy pine; And his slow tread and still tread gives no warning sign.
Страница 102 - Andre, who, raised by his merit, at an early period of life, to the rank of Adjutant-General of the British forces in America, and, employed in an important but hazardous enterprise, fell a sacrifice to his zeal for his King and Country, on the...
Страница 98 - ... Buoyed above the terror of death, by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. " Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Страница 65 - To drive the kine one summer's morn, The tanner took his way ; The calf shall rue that is unborn The jumbling of that day. And Wayne descending steers shall know, And tauntingly deride, And call to mind, in ev'ry low, The tanning of his hide. Yet Bergen cows still ruminate Unconscious in the stall, What mighty means were used to get, And — lose them after all.
Страница 85 - Their conduct merits our warmest esteem ; and I beg leave to add, that I think the public will do well to make them a handsome gratuity. They have prevented in all probability our suffering one of the severest strokes, that could have been meditated against us.
Страница 88 - Another request is, that I may be permitted to write an open letter to Sir Henry Clinton, and another to a friend for clothes and linen. " I take the liberty to mention the condition of some gentlemen at Charleston, who, being either on parole or under protection, were engaged in a conspiracy against us. Though their situation is not similar...
Страница 98 - Let me hope, Sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.