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active service American appointed colonel April army under Washington battle of Brandywine battle of Lexington Benedict Arnold born brevet brigadier brigadier-general Canada captured Charleston Clinton colonies command commander-in-chief Congress appointed Continental army Continental Congress Conway December defeat defence died duty elected enemy ENOCH POOR entered expedition February France French and Indian Gates George Washington Georgia Governor Greene gress honor HORATIO GATES intrusted Island James January Jersey John joined the army Joseph Reed July June Lachlan McIntosh Lafayette Legislature major-general March Marion Maryland Massachusetts militia MORDECAI GIST Moultrie Mount Vernon NATHANIEL GREENE native November numbers October officers ordered patriotism Penn Pennsylvania Philadelphia promoted Putnam rank of brigadier-general rank of major-general received regiment resigned his commission retired retreat returned Revolution Schuyler sent Sept September Served to close siege siege of Yorktown Smallwood South Carolina Stark Sullivan surrender Thomas tion took Tory troops Virginia Wilkinson William William Smallwood York Yorktown
第 16 頁 - But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
第 98 頁 - It is with extreme regret, that I announce the death of Brigadier-General Poor on the 9th instant, an officer of distinguished merit, who, as a citizen and a soldier, had every claim to the esteem of his country .f I have the honor to be, &c.
第 106 頁 - In the language of holy writ there is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is also a time to fight, and that time has now come.
第 121 頁 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
第 15 頁 - We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Captain of a company of riflemen #**#******#**** in The army of the United Colon'es, raised for the defence of American Liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof.
第 16 頁 - As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire.
第 15 頁 - Sit down," interposed the speaker; " your modesty is equal to your valor, and that surpasses the power of any language I possess.
第 55 頁 - So, there lies the brave De Kalb ; the generous stranger, who came from a distant land, to fight our battles, and to water, with his blood, the tree of our liberty. Would to God he had lived to share with us its fruits!
第 56 頁 - I would only observe, without insinuating the most distant shadow of distrust of Monsieur Ducoudray's honor, candor, or integrity, that, on the general maxims of prudence and policy, it may be questioned with much propriety, whether so important a command as that of the artillery should be vested in any but a native, or one attached by the ties of interest to these States.