The Life of General Daniel Morgan: Of the Virginia Line of the Army of the United States, with Portions of His Correspondence

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Derby & Jackson, 1859 - 475 strani
At the death of General Morgan, his papers, correspondence, &c., went into the possession of his son-in-law, General Presley Neville. During the fifteen or twenty years which succeeded, many of these papers were lost or destroyed. What remained of them at the termination of this period, however, were collected, arranged, and bound into two large volumes, by the general's grandson, Major Morgan Neville, to whom, at the death of his father, they were left. When he died, these volumes became the property of his widow, who submitted them to my perusal, with the object of ascertaining whether the publication of a select portion of their contents would be advisable or not. This collection is a very valuable one, embracing as it does, letters hitherto unpublished, from Washington, Greene, Lafayette, Wayne, Gates, Jefferson, Hamilton, Henry, Rutledge, and many other distinguished men of the revolutionary era.--pg. v.
 

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Stran 227 - And you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from Time to Time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress...
Stran 118 - You are therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of Captain by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. And we do strictly charge and require all officers and soldiers under your command, to be obedient to your orders, as...
Stran 461 - Phipps, one third part of my estate both real and personal for and during the term of her natural life and after (her) decease I give the same to my children herein after mentioned equally to be divided among them and to be enjoyed by Them forever.
Stran 54 - Captain and you are to observe and follow such Orders and Directions from time to time, as you shall receive from us or any other your superior Officer, according to the Rules and Discipline of War ; in pursuance of the Trust hereby reposed in You.
Stran 316 - I should have nothing but downright fighting. As to retreat, it was the very thing I wished to cut off all hope of. I would have thanked Tarleton had he surrounded me with his cavalry. It would have been better than placing my own men in the rear to shoot down those who broke from the ranks. When men are forced to fight, they will sell their lives dearly...
Stran 53 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be general and commander-in-chief of the army of the United Colonies...
Stran 463 - Jennings, one of the Executors therein named who made oath according to Law. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form...
Stran 203 - In the evening of the same day the whole army marched from Kingston, where our baggage was left, with intention to preserve a proper distance for supporting the advanced corps, and arrived at Cranberry early the next morning.
Stran 111 - Quebec, the following anecdote, told by himself, manifests the high opinion entertained by the enemy of his military talents from his conduct in this assault. He was visited occasionally by a British officer, to him unknown; but from his uniform, he appeared to belong to the navy, and to be an officer of distinction. During one of his visits, after conversing upon many topics, " he asked Morgan if he did not begin to be convinced that the resistance of America was visionary...
Stran 118 - This Commission to continue in Force until revoked by this or a future Congress.

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