The New England

The New England

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...he exclaimed, "The British are coming! the British are coming! my wife's in etarnity now." Mr. H. and Mr. Adams supposing the British troops were at hand, went into the swamp and staid till the alarm was over. Upon their return to the house, Mrs. Scott told Mr. H. that having left her father in Boston, she should return to him to-morrow. "No madam," said he, " you shall not return as long as there is a British bayonet left in Boston." She, with the spirit of a woman, said, "Recollect Mr. Hancock I am not under your control yet. I shall go in to my father to-morrow;" for, she said, at that time I should have been very glad to have got rid of him, but her aunt, as she afterwards was, would not let her go. She did not go into Boston for three years afterwards; for when they left this part of the country they went to Fairfield, in Connecticut, and staid with Mr. Burr, the uncle of Aaron Burr, who was there. Aaron, she says, was very attentive to her, and her aunt was very jealous of him, lest he should gain her affections, and defeat her purpose of connecting her with her nephew. Mr. Burr, she said, was a handsome young man of very pretty fortune, but her aunt would not leave them a moment together, and in August she married Mr. H., and went on to Philadelphia, to the Congress, of which Mr. H. was President at the time she married him. Mrs. Scott observed that she did not like Philadelphia very much, though she had very good friends there among the Quakers. receive. Lord Abingdon's first wife was a daughter of General Gage, Governor of Massachusetts, and Mrs. Sumner's cousin, the Gen. having married, when in America, Miss Kemble, the eldest sister of Mrs. Sumner's father. The halls were hung with numerous...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236547195
  • 9781236547194