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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 Excerpt: ...ties, In Freedom's cause life, all to jeopardize: While every charm to home and Hymen wed, Is crush'd like flowers beneath a giant's tread. Far o'er the deep, with hopes unspurr'd by fame, The warrior-pilgrim in his glory came, Pour'd his full purse in Freedom's empty hand, And with her foremost sternly took his stand: CHAPTER XII. Washington prepares for another Battle--Armies separated by a Storm--Massacre at Paoli--llou'c Ijkl.--rml.i.:.1i. or Vmlaihipuia talus //au-t--Congress retires 10 Lara as'ee--Howi /'tttnip:.-to o:.uiinr Dc!a,-»:n--Washington surprises Hiv, r a'. (Jtrmaalawn--Ba'iie o! (iernraiHown--Retreat of Washington in one Direction and the llnemv m nr..ill.r--1 ialaueiphia in a kind of Iiiockr.de. 'Thi i'. a.jbi like uvi. eor.li i..'ii..'-«:t:r.s that strive!. r. 1! the wave.'' J Ul night after the battle of Braridywinc, the American army, leaving three hundred killed, six hundred wounded, and four hundred prisoners, retired to Chester, and the fol lowin£:, day to Philadelphia, by the way of Darby. Some of the troops were stationed in (he environs of Germantown, and others were sent to the right bank of the Schuylkill, to watch the movements of the enemy and repress their incurj snin,,. while Washington conferred with Congress. I in the 15th he returned to camp, led all his forces to the right bank of the Schuylkill again, proceeded along the Lancaster road to the Warren tavern, with the intention of risk mi: another engagement. Howe, receiving intelligence of the approach of the Americans, advanced to Goshen, when the two armies being only five miles from each other, prepara,tions were made for battle. The advanced parties had met, when such a violent storm of rain came up that the soldiers were obliged to cease their ...
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