The Milestone, 1935 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Milestone, 1935 After young Rufus had attained the required proficiency in the Classics, he was admitted to Harvard for some more Of them. His studies were to suffer interruption, however. Imagine, if it is possible, trying to learn declensions 1n Cambridge in 1775 6 while the muskets Of Lexington and Bunker Hill roared outside one 3 very win dows. He graduated in 1777, and, after a brief military career in Rhode Island, re turned to Newburyport to study law under the able Theophilus Parsons. By 1783 our independence was recognized, and King, a promising young lawyer, was elected by the citizens Of Newburyport to the Massachusetts General Court, or legislature. This body chose him almost at once as one Of the State's representatives in the Congress Of the new United States in New York. 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.
- Paperback | 140 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 195g
- 21 Feb 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 172 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white