Founding of the City of Ararat on Grand Island--By Mordecai M. Noah; Read Before the Society, March 5, 1866

Founding of the City of Ararat on Grand Island--By Mordecai M. Noah; Read Before the Society, March 5, 1866

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...men. The enemy came very near, but we could not get one shot at them.' The writer of this letter was a captain in the Royal Americans; became a colonel in the British army in 1782, and died in 1786. Sir William Johnson, in a letter to Sir Jeffrey Amherst, dated September 14th, 1763, alludes to the loss of this vessel as "very unlucky at this juncture;" and expresses apprehension "lest the Indians should burn the other when the frost set in." The name of the wrecked sloop was the Beawr; that of its consort the Glaria: /1'11. The latter was also subsequently lost on Lake Erie with all her crew, through the obstinacy of her commander in not providing sufficient ballast. 1779 June 18 Friday Morning June 18. 1779. The N Jersey and N Hampshire Brigades with Procters Reg' of Artillery, under the command of Major General Sullivan, began to march from Easton on an Expedition to the Western frontiers against the Savages. About 12 Clock the Troops halted for the day, at Hilliers Tavern r2 Miles from Easton--Marched at 4 Clock this Morning. & advanced as far as Brinkers Mills 7 Miles, where the Army halted to draw provissions & Refresh themselves, we came through a narrow pass of the blue mountain, calld the Wind-gap, a passage apparently designd by Nature for a Communication; and according to the description given by Cornelius Nepos. pretty much resembles the Straits of Thermopylae where 300 Greeks under Leonidas checked the progress of 800,000 Persians commanded by Xerxes--After having taken rest and refreshment, the Troops marchd 9 Miles farther to Learns's Tavern near Pogono point and encampd, at this place a rattle snake was killd having 7 Rattles on his tail, and a full grown bird in his Stomach, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783417
  • 9781236783417