Eminent Americans; Comprising Brief Biographies of Leading Statesmen, Patriots, Orators and Others, Men and Women Who Have Made American History Volum

Eminent Americans; Comprising Brief Biographies of Leading Statesmen, Patriots, Orators and Others, Men and Women Who Have Made American History Volum

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...he was commissioned a colonel of a voluntecr regiment from Berks county; and, in 1758, he attended the great gathering of the Indian chicfs in council with white commissioners, at Fasten. Such was the affection of the Indians for Wciser, that for many years after his death they were in the habit of visiting his grave and strewing flowers thercon. Mr. Wciser's daughter marricd Henry Meleheir Muhlenburg, D.D., the founder of the Lutheran Church, in Ameriea. ISAAC SEAKS. FEW men have oecupicd so largo a space in the public attention, of whem so little is known, na Ismn-Soars, one of the great leaders of the Sons of Liberty, in New York, previous to the oecupation of that city by the British, in 1776. So generally was he regarded as the bold leader in popular outhreaks, that he acquired the name of King Sears, by which title he is better known than by his commercial one of eaptain. Of him, a Loyalist writer in Rivington's Gazette wrote, exultingly, when the New York Assembly yiclded to ministerial requirements: "And So, my good mat-tors, I find it no joke, For York lias stepp'd forward and thrown off the yoke Of t'owrress, committces, and even Kitty Isvotit, Who shows you good nature Ivy thuwil: p his ears." Isaac Sears was lineally deseended from one of the earlicr settlers in Massachusetts, whe eamo from Colehester, England, in 1G30. He was born at Norwalk, Conneeticut, in 1729. Of his youth and early manheod we know little, except that he was a mariner. He first appeared in public life as a prominent member of the association ealled Sons ofLiberty, in 1705, when he was a successful merchant in the city of New York, and a sea-eaptain of note. He was the chairman of the first Committce of Correspondence appointed by the citizens of New...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236499824
  • 9781236499820