History of New York; In Words of One Syllable

History of New York; In Words of One Syllable

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...force was sent out from Bos-ton to meet and pro-tect them, but the A-mer-i-cans kept up the pursuit un-til they found safe-ty un-der the guns of their ships of war. Thus be-gan the war of the Rev-o-lution, in which all the Col-o-nies were to take part, and which was to end in mak-ing of them great, u-nit-ed, and free States. When it was de-cided to put the coun-try on a war foot-ing, the Sons of Lib-er-ty (as the A-mer-i-can pa-tri-ots were called) in New York act-ed with prompt en-er-gy. They would not let a ship leave port with food or arms for the Brit-ish troops shut up in Bos-ton. A man by the name of I-saac Sears, at a pub-lic meeting, urged ev-er-y man to get twen-ty-four rounds of am-mu-ni-tion. He was put in jail for his bold speech, but the peo-ple soon got him out a-gain. MIN-UTE MEN. The Com-mit-tee of One Hun-dred took con-trol of all the arms, and for-bade.the sale of them to persons not known to side with the col-o-nists. With a view to what might come, it was thought best to make sure of the points by which troops and pro-vi-sions for the roy-al ar-my could be brought in-to the coun-try from Can-a-da. Ti-con-de-ro-ga which had once be-fore played an im-por-tant part in the his-to-ry of New York, must be se-cured in the first place. May 9, 1775, eigh-ty-one Green Moun-tain boys and men from Mass-a-chu-setts crossed Lake Cham-plain, un-der the gui-dance of E-than Al-len; and rush-ing in-to the fort, with an In-dian war-whoop, de-mand-ed it to be giv-en up. When asked in whose name he made this bold de-mand, he said: "In the name of the great Je-ho-vah and the Con-ti-nen-tal Congress." Ti-con-de-ro-ga was giv-en up to him. Crown Point was next ta-ken by Col-o-nel War-ner, and the A-mer-i-cans soon held the keys to all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618289
  • 9781236618283