A History of the Monument Erected by the U. S. Government to Commemorate the Close of the Revolutionary War, at Yorktown, October 19th, 1781

A History of the Monument Erected by the U. S. Government to Commemorate the Close of the Revolutionary War, at Yorktown, October 19th, 1781 : Being a Narrative of Its Inception, Construction, Completion, and Official Examination (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A History of the Monument Erected by the U. S. Government to Commemorate the Close of the Revolutionary War, at Yorktown, October 19th, 1781: Being a Narrative of Its Inception, Construction, Completion, and Official Examination I have the honor to transmit herewith a communication from Hon. George Bancroft, a son of Massachusetts, and formerly a citizen of Boston, suggesting the propriety of some action at this time on the part of the City Government to redeem the pledge made by Congress on the 29th of October, 1781, to build a monument at Yorktown, Virginia, commemorative of the great victory which secured the recognition of our independence. I cannot but think that, in the national enthusiasm attending this centennial period, the people of this country will expect Congress to redeem. The pledge solemnly given in 1781. And it would Seem to be fitting that Boston, as having within its limits the monument commemorating the first pitched battle of the revolution, at Bunker Hill, Should be foremost and earn est in its endeavors to secure the erection of a like memorial of the last and crowning battle at Yorktown, Virginia. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 68g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243146450
  • 9780243146451