The Women of the American Revolution, Volume 2

Charles Scribner, 1856

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Page 257 - ... 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 30 - 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 27 - 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 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 253 - ... the work was prosecuted with indefatigable diligence, and on the 14th was completed. " Boone instantly returned to Clinch River for his family, determined to bring them with him at every risk. This was done as soon as the journey could be performed, and Mrs. Boone and her daughters were the first white women who stood upon the banks of the Kentucky River, as Boone himself had been the first white man who ever built a cabin upon the borders of the State. The first house, however, which ever stood...
Page 179 - ... 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 274 - I told him it would be liable to misconstruction, but he prevailed on me to allow him to gratify his curiosity— he went, but returned much dissatisfied, for no troops could he see — as he came back poor Dick;}: took the glass, and resting it against a tree', took a view of the fleet — both of these were observed by the people on board, who suspected it was an enemy that was watching their motions.
Page 287 - At the time General Greene retreated before Lord Rawdon from Ninety-Six, when he had passed Broad River, he was very desirous to send an order to General Sumter, then on the Wateree, to join him, that they might attack Rawdon, who had divided his force. But the country to be passed through was for many miles full of blood-thirsty tories, and it was a difficult matter to find a man willing to undertake so dangerous a mission.
Page 279 - There was something mysterious in such a call; but we concluded to go down and set the candle in the kitchen. " When we got to the front door, we asked,
Page 13 - ... it had been her fortune to hear the first cannon at the opening, and the last at the closing, of all the campaigns of the Revolutionary war.

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