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THE MILITARY SERVICES AND PUBLIC LIFE OF MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN
THOMAS C. AMORY
Úplné zobrazení - 1868
The Military Services and Public Life of Major-General John Sullivan of the ...
Thomas Coffin Amory
Zobrazení fragmentů - 1968
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Strana 304 - I have understood he has a Family here, and will I suppose wish to return, and knows well enough it is in my Power to procure him Pardon and Reward, and I imagine he thinks (as I trust most People do) that I am never forgetful of a man who does any Thing to oblige me, you will consider how far you may trust him, how far it is prudent to do it, and you can sound him, and see whether he wishes to return, and whether he is likely to answer the purpose, and if you think proper you may engage to him,...
Strana 138 - ... computation, must amount to 160,000 bushels, with a vast quantity of vegetables of every kind. Every creek and river has been traced, and the whole country explored in search of Indian settlements, and I am well persuaded that, except one town situated near the Allegana, about 50 miles from Chinesee there is not a single town left in the country of the Five nations.
Strana 23 - It is to you, Sir, the public are indebted for the preservation of their property in Canada. It is to you we owe our safety thus far. Your humanity will call forth the silent tear, and the grateful ejaculation of the sick. Your universal impartiality, will force the applause of the wearied soldier.
Strana 187 - States, and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union, and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom, and independence, as the other States...
Strana 60 - Chew's house so far in their rear, and by the cry of a light-horseman on the right, that the enemy had got round us, and at the same time discovering some troops flying on our right, retired with as much precipitation as they had before advanced, against every effort of their officers to rally them. When the retreat took place, they had been engaged near three hours, which, with the march of the preceding night, rendered them almost unfit for fighting or retreating. We however made a safe retreat,...
Strana 64 - In justice to General Sullivan and the whole right wing of the army, whose conduct I had an opportunity of observing, as they acted immediately under my eye, I have the pleasure to inform you, that both officers and men behaved with a degree of gallantry that did them the highest honor.
Strana 65 - Sir, 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.
Strana 66 - On the same day Wayne expressed his purpose " to follow the line pointed out by the conduct of Lee, Gates, and Mifflin." On the eleventh, Conway, foreseeing that Gates was to preside at the board of war, offered to form for him a plan for the instruction of the army; and on the fifteenth, to advance...
Strana 30 - That he, in Conjunction with General Howe, had full powers to Compromise the Dispute between Great Britain and America, upon Terms advantageous to both; the obtaining of which...
Strana 190 - European enemies ; tends, under the present circumstances, dangerously to increase the mutual enmity, so fatal to the interests both of Great Britain and America; and, by preventing a happy reconciliation with that country, to frustrate the earnest desire, graciously expressed by his majesty, to restore the blessings of public tranquillity.