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Página 22 - To the canvas, and to the faithful page of a more important historian, gallant friend ! I consign thy memory. There may thy talents, thy manly virtues, their progress and their period, find due distinction ; and long may they survive, long after the frail record of my pen shall be forgotten...
Página 118 - in these principles he had only retained his arms and command for an opportunity to surrender them to Great Britain." This address was soon followed by another, inscribed to the officers and soldiers of the continental army. This was intended to induce them to follow his example, and engage in the royal service. He informed them that he was authorized to raise a corps of cavalry and infantry, who were to be on the same footing with the other troops in the British service. To allure the private men,...
Página 169 - Divine service shall be performed to-morrow in the different brigades and divisions. The commander-inchief recommends, that all the troops that are not upon duty do assist at it with a serious deportment, and that sensibility of heart which the recollection of the surprising and particular interposition of Providence in our favour claims.
Página 165 - If the enemy should be tempted to meet the army on its march, the general particularly enjoins the troops to place their principal reliance on the bayonet, that they may prove the vanity of the boast, which the British make of their peculiar prowess, in deciding battles with that weapon.
Página 165 - Lafayette, with a letter to dissuade him from the dangerous measure. This letter, and the persuasions of the marquis, had the desired effect. The combined forces proceeded on their way to Yorktown, partly by land, and partly down the Chesapeake.
Página 46 - To agree that no military forces shall be kept up in the different states of North America, without the consent of the general congress or particular assemblies.
Página 117 - Soon, however, recollecting himself, he added, " it will be but a momentary pang ;" and springing upon the cart, performed the last offices to himself, with a composure that excited the admiration and melted the hearts of the beholders.
Página 26 - Gates moved forward to stop the devastations of the British on the North river ; but on hearing of the fate of Burgoyne, Vaughan and Wallace retired to New York. About the same time the British, which had been left in the rear of the royal army, destroyed their cannon, and abandoning Ticonderoga, retreated to...
Página 138 - On the second, they marched to Middlebrook, and on the third to Princetown, where they fixed their quarters. On that day a flag of truce was sent to them from the officers of the American camp, with a message, desiring to know what were their intentions.