The Women of the American Revolution, Volume 2

Baker and Scribner, 1848

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Page 263 - ... shot of more than five hundred Indian warriors. Some of the girls could not help betraying symptoms of terror, but the married women, in general, moved with a steadiness and composure which completely deceived the Indians. Not a shot was fired. The party were permitted to...
Page 217 - All the sweetness of beauty, all the loveliness of innocence, all the tenderness of a wife and all the fondness of a mother showed themselves in her appearance and conduct.
Page 25 - It is expected they will come out over the Neck to-night, and a dreadful battle must ensue. Almighty God, cover the heads of our countrymen, and be a shield to our dear friends ! How many have fallen, we know not.
Page 262 - Acting upon this impression, and yielding to the urgent necessity of the case, they summoned all the women, without exception, and explaining to them the circumstances in which they were placed, and the improbability that any injury would be offered...
Page 67 - It was surrounded with a deep trench, along the interior margin of which was raised a strong and lofty parapet. To this post had been regularly assigned an adequate garrison of about one hundred and fifty men, which was now accidentally increased by a small detachment of dragoons, — which...
Page 311 - ... of the last generation. All her writings are pervaded by justness and purity of sentiment, and the highest reverence for morality and religion ; and may safely be commended as of the highest interest and value to every family in the land.
Page 181 - ... with the elements, and, with toilsome efforts, gain the shore. We listen to the chiefs in council; we see the unexampled exhibition of female fortitude and resignation; we hear the whisperings of youthful impatience, and we see, what a painter of our own has also represented by his pencil,! chilled and shivering childhood, houseless, but for a mother's arms, couchless, but for a mother's breast, till our own blood almost freezes.
Page 28 - You inquire, what does Mr. Adams think of Napoleon ? If you had asked Mrs. Adams, she would have replied to you in the words of Pope, ' If plagues and earthquakes break not heaven's design, Why then a Borgia or a Napolint T "• * Manuscript letter.
Page 227 - She answered no, but said she saw somebody on a sorrel horse turn out of the path into the woods, some two or three hundred yards back.

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