Washington, Or, The Revolution: A Drama Founded Upon the Historic Events of the War for American Independence

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Страница 12 - A letter, which I received last night, contained the following paragraph; " In a letter from General Conway to General Gates he says, ' Heaven has been determined to save your country, or a weak General and bad counsellors would have ruined it.
Страница 225 - Francis' tavern ; soon after which their beloved commander entered the room. His emotions were too strong to be concealed. Filling a glass, he turned to them and said, ' With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you ; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.
Страница 237 - President Garfield and to advise you to take the oath of office as President of the United States without delay.
Страница 223 - On motion, resolved unanimously, that the officers of the American army view with abhorrence and reject with disdain, the infamous propositions contained in a late anonymous address to the officers of the army, and resent with indignation the secret attempts of some unknown persons to collect the officers together, in a manner totally subversive of all discipline and good order.
Страница 37 - III., — the same which, according to the custom of that age, he had worn, as it proved for the last time in England, when as agent of Massachusetts he had appeared before the privy council, — with white stockings, as was the use in England, spectacles on his nose, a round white hat under his arm, and his thin gray hair in. its natural state. The crowd through which they passed received them with long-continued applause. The king, without any unusual courtesy, said to them: " I wish congress to...
Страница 18 - I can assure those gentlemen, that it is a much easier and less distressing thing to draw remonstrances in a comfortable room by a good fireside, than to occupy a cold, bleak hill, and sleep under frost and snow, without clothes or blankets.
Страница 129 - Why, soldiers, why Should we be melancholy, boys, Why, soldiers, why ? Whose business 'tis to die...
Страница 3 - The King of England, said he, orders his rebellious subjects to lay down their arms, and they are warned, that if they stand the battle, no quarters whatever will be given.
Страница 199 - All the world agree,' wrote Franklin to Washington, ^that no expedition was ever better planned, or better executed It brightens the glory that must accompany your name to the latest posterity.
Страница 174 - ... that enterprise threatened to entrap him. He knew the peculiar peril impending over him ; it had been announced in the sturdy reply of an American prisoner, to his inquiry what his countrymen would do to him if he were captured. " They would cut off the leg wounded in the service of your country and bury it with the honors of war ; the rest of you they would hang...

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