Ethan Allen: Of Green Mountain Fame, a Hero of the Revolution

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M.A. Donohue & Company, 1902 - 273 pages

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Page 52 - ... felony without benefit of clergy, and the offenders therein shall be adjudged felons, and shall suffer death as in case of felony without benefit of clergy.
Page 48 - King's name, in the form hereinafter directed, to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations or to their lawful business...
Page 85 - I readily granted him and demanded of him the place where the commanding officer kept; he showed me a pair of stairs in the front of a barrack, on the west part of the garrison, which led up to a second story in said barrack, to which I immediately repaired and ordered the commander...
Page 84 - I now propose to advance before you, and in person, conduct you through the wicket-gate; for we must this morning either quit our pretensions to valor, or possess ourselves of this fortress in a few minutes; and, inasmuch as it is a desperate attempt, which none but the bravest of men dare undertake, I do not urge it on any contrary to his will. You that will undertake voluntarily, poise your firelocks.
Page 84 - Friends and fellow soldiers, you have, for a number of years past, been a scourge and terror to arbitrary power. Your valour has been famed abroad and acknowledged, as appears by the advice and orders to me (from the general assembly of Connecticut) to surprise and take the garrison now before us. I now propose to advance before you and in person conduct you through the...
Page 81 - Council, together with proper remonstrance against the unjustifiable conduct of that government ; with an humble petition, to be taken out of so oppressive a jurisdiction, and, either annexed to some other government, or erected and incorporated into a new one...
Page 217 - Not another word, my dear colonel, until you have taken a seat and a glass of old madeira.' ' But, sir, I don't think it proper ' ' Not another word, colonel. Taste this wine ; I have had it in glass for ten years. Old wine, you know, unless it is originally sound, never improves by age.
Page 131 - ... it would ever be in my power to return the favor. Captain Smith replied that he had no reward in view, but only treated me as a gentleman ought to be treated; he said this is a mutable world, and one gentleman never knows but it may be in his power to help another.
Page 202 - Resolved, that it be an indispensable preliminary to the recognition of the independence of the people inhabiting the territory called Vermont and their admission into the Federal Union, that they explicitly relinquish all demands of lands or jurisdiction the east side of the west bank of Connecticut River...
Page 52 - ... that if any persons to the number of twelve or more, being unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together, to the disturbance of the public peace...

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