Memorial Sketches of REV. George B. Atwell (Classic Reprint)

Memorial Sketches of REV. George B. Atwell (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Memorial Sketches of Rev. George B. Atwell IN the days of the Revolutionary struggle, there lived in New London county, Conn., a farmer whose name was Benjamin Atwell, and whose wife was the daughter of one Col. Lee. They were grandparents of George Benjamin Atwell, the subject of these sketches. In religious faith they were rigid Presbyterians, and their history shows that they were brave and loyal citizens. Benjamin Atwell was Six feet two inches in height, and was, for a time, one of Washington's life guard. At the burning of New London by Benedict Arnold in 1781, he became aware of the intended attack, and was another Paul Revere, riding through the night and stopping at each house with endeavor to alarm and rouse the people. His wife was a royal woman, tender and gentle-hearted, yet remarkable for her fortitude and courage. \many stories are told of her to illustrate this, one of which will suffice for our purpose. 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 | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243200080
  • 9780243200085