This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...ng struggle when at length Bernard and Hutchinson were foiled and driven out. In the post-revolutionary days the writers ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...ng struggle when at length Bernard and Hutchinson were foiled and driven out. In the post-revolutionary days the writers great-grandfather, a former captain of minute-men, sat for Concord for some years in the Massachusetts Senate, under the sway of Samuel Adams as presiding officer. When, on the fateful April morning. Gage sent out the reo ulars to seize Sam Adams and John Han-cock, proscribed and in hiding at Lexington, the ancient colonel and the captain of minute-men, leaving at their homesteads the provincial powder and cannon-balls concealed in the barns and wells, had a main hand in organizing and carrying through, at the north bridge in Concord, the diversion which enabled Sam Adams to escape, unmolested, to the Congress at Philadelphia. The writers grandfather, in the next generation again, just arrived at musket-bearing age in the hard time of Shayss Rebellion, sus- tained Governor Bowdoin and the cause of law and order, among the rank and file, as did the aged Samuel Adams in a higher sphere. Of all the embattled farmers who stood in arms at Concord bridge on the day when the arch-rebel eluded the clutch of King George, the captain of the minute-men, it is said, is the only one whose portrait has been transmitted to our time. That portrait has hung upon the wall of the writers study while he has been busy with this book; and it has required no great stretch of imagination sometimes, among the uncertain shadows of midnight, to think that the face of the old Revolutioner grew genial and sympathetic, as his great-grandson tried to tell the story of the Chief of the Revolution. Though writing, for the most part, in St. Louis, the author has traveled far to study authorities. Whatever the Boston collections possess, manuscripts, old...
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VG+ Trade paperback in brown illustrated wraps, small 8vo. American Statesmen Series. xli+405pp. Index. Introduction by Pauline Maier. Facsimile reprint of 1898 edition. VG+. Very mild abrasion along front fore edge and spine ends. Lightly foxed page edges. Else fine with slight toning to unmarked text. Binding tight and square, no spine crease.
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