Tales of the Revolution: Being Rare and Remarkable Passages of the History of the War of 1775

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Harper & brothers, 1835 - 216 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 105 - Though I was ready to believe (for I had experienced) that patience and fortitude in a supreme degree were to be found, as well as every other virtue, under the most tender forms, I was astonished at this proposal. After so long an agitation of...
الصفحة 92 - Harnage, though suffering from his wounds, crept from his bed, as he did not wish to remain in the hospital, which was left with a flag of truce. When General Reidesel saw me in the midst of danger, he ordered my women and children to be brought into the calash, and intimated to me to depart without delay. I still prayed to remain, but my husband, knowing my weak side, said, ' well then, your children must go, that at least they may be safe from danger.
الصفحة 89 - He was asked if he had any request to make, to which he replied that, if General Burgoyne would permit it, he should like to be buried at six o'clock in the evening, on the top of a mountain, in a redoubt which had been built there.
الصفحة 90 - ... attend him herself ; she was a charming woman, and very fond of him. I spent much of the night in comforting her, and then went again to my children, whom I had put to bed. I could not go to sleep, as I had General Frazer and all the other wounded gentlemen in...
الصفحة 86 - British regiment, the husband of a lady of my acquaintance ; another was a lieutenant, married to a lady with whom I had the honor to be on terms of intimacy ; and the third was an officer of the name of Young. " In a short time afterwards I heard groans proceeding from a room near mine, and knew they must have been occasioned by the sufferings of the last mentioned officer, who lay writhing with his wounds. " His mournful situation interested me much ; and the more...
الصفحة 93 - I then agreed to enter the calash with them, and we set off at eight o'clock. The retreat was ordered to be conducted with the greatest silence. Many fires were lighted, and several tents left standing. We travelled continually during the night. At six o'clock in the morning, we halted, which excited the surprise of all. General Burgoyne had the cannon ranged and prepared for battle.
الصفحة 105 - ... for twelve hours together ; that a woman should be capable of such an undertaking as delivering herself to...
الصفحة 74 - ... his general was in the house, he was, for some time, unable to give any answer. At length, in a faltering voice, he replied that he was. By this time each division having taken its station, the south door was burst open by the direction of Major Barton, and the division there stationed, with their commander at their head, rushed into the head-quarters of the general. At this critical moment, one of the British soldiers effected his escape and fled to the quarters of the main guard. This man had...
الصفحة 95 - About 2 o'clock in the afternoon, we again beard a firing of cannon and small arms; instantly all was alarm, and every thing in motion. My husband told me to go to a house not far off, I immediately seated myself in my calash, with my children, and drove off; but scarcely had we reached it before I discovered five or six armed men on the other side of the Hudson. Instinctively I threw my children down in the calash, and then concealed myself with them.
الصفحة 103 - Some days after this we arrived at Albany, where we so often wished ourselves; but we did not enter it as we expected we should — victors ! We were received by the good General Schuyler...

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