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pasuria General Gates' camp, and those

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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

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TASCED. INDIFFERENT IS IT TO ME WHERE OR IN WHAT QUARTER IT HAPPENS."

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wear the laurel sufficient for him is the adrancement of the cause.

thune who will,

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time to the Council of his State: “ Be not deceived
vrong notions of General Washington's numbers; be

he wants your aid. Let the brave step forth, their
le will animate the many. You all speak well of our
nder-in-chief at a distance; don't you want to see him,
y him one generous, one martial visit, when kindly
to his camp near the end of a long campaign? There
I see for yourselves the unremitting zeal and toils of
lay and half the night, multiplied into years, without
ouse or home of his own, without murmur or com-
but believes and calls this arduous task the service of
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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

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