Westchester County, New York, During the American Revolution

Westchester County, New York, During the American Revolution

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...considered as indicative of the cooluess with which the Rebellion was regarded by the great body of the Colonists, in New York, even at that early period; and of how little warrant there had been, in fact, for the outrages which had been committed by the preceding Congress and by its Committees, in their name. Day by day, the handful of punctual Delegates met and adjourned. They amused themselves by dictating letters to the Committees of the faltering Counties, urging the attendance of their several Delegations, " in order that the business of the great cause "we are engaged in may be no longer delayed or "neglected."5 Threats were made, in some instances, that " the Continental Congress' might " rind "it necessary, for the public service and for the want of "a Congress, to put the Colony under a Military "Government, directed by a Major-General and an "Army, and that at the sole expense of this Colony," adding that " many Gentlemen present are apprehen"sive" that such " would be the consequence if a Congress were not speedily formed, so as to proceed to "business," etc.6 On the first of December, theCommittee of Orange-county was asked--the second request of the kind--"that you will not delay sending down your "members by next Monday morning, that the public "business may no longer sutler for the want of a repre"sentation of your County; for such is the perilous "state of America, and this Colony in particular, that 4 It will be seen that eight of the nine Delegates thus elected carried titles with their name--the terms "esq." and "mr." at that time, having recognized places in the order of rank--and that only one of...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638484
  • 9781236638489