Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782

Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782

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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. 1787 edition. Excerpt: regarded as living books; at once afsording precepts and examples. I must likewise add, that the zeal of these Prosefibrs has been crowned with the most distinguished success, and that they have already sormed many distinguished charafiters, readyuto. serve their country-in the 'various departments 'of government. Amongst these, it is with pleasure I mention Mr. Short, with whom I was particularly connecited. After doing justice to the exertions of the U: -zz"ve: fiz'y of Wil1iamsburg, ' for such is the College os VVil i VoL. Il. P li.-am' liam and Mary; if it be necessary for its further glory to cite miracles, I (hall only observe' that they created me a Doctor of Laws. TIIE Baron deViomenil having joined the army in the beginning of O8cober, I ought to have resigned to him of course the command of the first division; so that I had now, no necessary occupation, unless I had chosen to take the command of the second division; in which case I must have superseded the Comte de Viomenil, which was far from my intention; it depended upon myself, therefore," to return-to Philadelphia, to wait for M. de Rochambeau, who was expefited there, after marching his troop's to the easlward; but my departure would have too plainly discovered the intention of embarking them, whichit was wished to keep' a secret, 'at least until they had reached Hartford. The Comte 'de Viomenil, on the other hand, being defirous of vifiting Saratoga, the Baron de Viomenil requested 0 he took that of the second division. I con-sented, therefore, to sacris-ice another listless and satiguing fortnight, and marched with the troops to Hartford I submitted The Translator attended the French army ontheir march, nearly the whole way, from Alexandriato the North River, and was more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236581396