The spy unmasked: or, Memoirs of Enoch Crosby, alias Harvey Birch, the hero of the 'Spy, a tale of the neutral ground', by mr. Cooper, Volym 1

J. & J. Harper, 1829

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Sida 30 - James looked like a stable, and that he ought to build a palace suited to his kingdom. The king was fond of architecture, and would therefore more readily listen to suggestions which were, in fact, all true. This spot that you see here was selected for the site, between this and this point, which were marked out. The king applied to his ministers on the subject; they inquired what sum would be wanted by his majesty, who said that he would begin with a million. They stated the expenses of the war,...
Sida 58 - ... the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained...
Sida 29 - When President Adams was minister at the Court of St. .James, he often saw his countryman, Benjamin West, the late President of the Royal Academy. Mr. West always retained a strong and unyielding affection for his native land, which, to borrow a term of his own art, was in fine keeping with his elevattd genius.
Sida 76 - ... few men have ever fallen in battle so much regretted on both sides as General Montgomery. His many amiable qualities had procured him an uncommon share of private affection, and his great abilities an equal proportion of public esteem. Being a sincere lover of liberty, he had engaged in the American cause from principle, and quitted the enjoyment of an easy fortune, and the highest domestic felicity, to take an active share in the fatigues and dangers of a war...
Sida 89 - Know, villains, when such paltry slaves presume To mix in treason, if the plot succeeds, They're thrown neglected by; but, if it fails, They're sure to die like dogs, as you shall do. Here, take these factious monsters, drag them forth To sudden death.
Sida 28 - America, which, by the peace, have been so happily enlarged: and whereas it is just and necessary, that a revenue be raised, in your Majesty's said dominions in America, for defraying the expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same...
Sida 178 - ... Howe embarked a great part of his army in flat bottomed boats, and, passing through Hell Gate into the Sound, landed at Frog's Neck. The object of the British general was, either to force Washington .out of his present lines, or to inclose him in them. Aware of his •design, General Washington moved a part of his troops from York Island to join those at King's Bridge, and detached some regiments to West Chester. A council of war was now called, and the system of evacuating and retreating was...
Sida 100 - Congress ultimately resolved that he should be confined in some secure jail in Connecticut, without the use of pen, ink, or paper ; and that no person be allowed to converse with him, except in the presence and hearing of a magistrate or the sheriff of the county.
Sida 134 - Putnam's retreat. It has since become almost a common saying among our officers, that Mrs. Murray saved this part of the American army.
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