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pasuria General Gates' camp, and those
* I am,
to se most part, of the best yeo17: The VRLY, well armed, and in many in sound with provisions of their own L' the same
spirit pervaded the signs and the neighboring States, we
situation of General Burgoyne.
in this time have had General Howe
The b astoundi the midst members first, to h his frien
- Vi so. dificulties, in the course of the cam
up been not a little increased by the er. de continental troops, which the gloomy
censorioi the car familiar explana receive mediate leged, a
ros sí our afairs in the north immediately se u reduction of Ticonderoga, induced me i sve from this army. But it is to be hoped
dan Tau ret end well. IF THE CAUSE IS ADTAIER NVDIITERENT IS IT TO ME WHERE
foto THAT QUARTER IT HAPPENS.”
: is a secondary consideration. Det
Ás the whole soul of Washington. Glory
320 win, wear the laurel — sufficient for
e ad nanement of the cause.
members the camp prospect kept to ? remain a not accep was supp to further after.
In the 1 in vidious c of the tu under Wa
TORT 32 29 earnest appeal of Washington to Thomas
šent of Pennsylvania, on the 17th of October,
*** keep up the quota of troops demanded of the
!, and to furnish additional aid. "I assure
we be, ** it is a matter of astonishment to every
amet ettent to hear that Pennsylvania
, the most
us of all the States, bas but twelre hun 5 ure telit, at a time when the enenir are en
masters of, and
bog.co maše themselres completely
capital.” And Major-general Arm
Pennsylvania militia, writes at the cil of his State: “Be not deceived
General Washington's numbers; be aid. Let the brave step forth, their e many. You all speak well of our
distance; don't you want to see him, erous, one martial visit, when kindly ir the end of a long campaign? There lves the unremitting zeal and toils of e night, multiplied into years, without of his own, without murmur or comd calls this arduous task the service of God.”
To aculls in General Gates' camp, and those
ito sabes supplied with provisions of their own
Hal the same spirit pervaded the perushint of this and the neighboring States, we tai before
this time have had General Howe
Dear in the situation of General Burgoyne.
* Vrown difficulties, in the course of the cam
pam, have been not a little increased by the ertra aid of continental troops, which the gloomy after the reduction of Ticonderoga, induced me prospect of our affairs in the north immediately to spare from this army. But it is to be hoped
liat aid wil vet end wel. IF THE CAUSE IS AD
the last sentence in capitals, for
TASCED. INDIFFERENT IS IT TO ME WHERE OR IN WHAT QUARTER IT HAPPENS."
We have it steaks the whole soul of Washington. Glory with him is a secondary consideration. Let
wear the laurel — sufficient for him is the adrancement of the cause.
thune who will,
an earnest appeal of Washington to Thomas
2 -a, president of Pennsylvania, on the 17th of October, Suate br (ongress, and to furnish additional aid. "I assure arrn. him to keep up the quota of troops demanded of the
is it is a matter of astonishment to every
to hear that Pennsr/rania, the most del in litia in the field, at a time when the enemy are en. ofernt and populous of all the States, bas but twelve hundearor: ag to make themselves completely masters of, and
Foe, ser," write: be,
eir quarters in her capital.” And Major-general Arm-
he wants your aid. Let the brave step forth, their
sant cannonade and bombardment for several days, detied all repairs. The block-houses were demoliszed, the palisades beaten down, the guns dismounted, the barracks reduced to ruins. Captain Treat, a young officer of great merit, who commanded the artillery, was killed, as were several non-commissi ned officers and privates; and a number were wounded.
The survivors, who were not wounded, were exhausted by want of sleep, hard duty, and constani exposure to the rain. Colonel Smith himsekk was disabled by severe contusions, and oblizei to retire to Red Bank.
The fort was in ruins; there was danger of its being carried by storm, but the gallant Fleury theght it might yet be defended with the aid of fresh tree. Such were furnished from Varnum's brigade: Lieutenant-colonel Russell, of the Conbeeueut lide, replaced Colonel Smith. kis turn, was obliged to relinquish the command through fatigue and ill health, and was sucveeted by Major Thayer of Rhode Island, aided by Captain (atierwards commodore) Talbot, who isad distinguished himself in the preceding year by an attack on a ship of war in the Hudson The present was an occasion that required men of desperate valor.
On the fourth day the enemy brought a large Indiaman, cut down to a floating battery, to bear upon the works; but though it opened a terrible aire, it was silenced before night. The next day several ships of war got within gunshot. Two prepared to attack it in front; others brought