The Manors and Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley. With a Photogravure and 81 Doubletone Illustrations Mostly from Photographs by the Author

Lippincott, 1924 - 327 páginas

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Página 284 - I am much at a loss to conceive what part of my conduct could have given encouragement to an address which to me seems big with the greatest mischief that can befall my country.
Página 284 - With a mixture of great surprise and astonishment, I have read with attention the sentiments you have submitted to my perusal. Be assured, sir, no occurrence in the course of the war has given me more painful sensations than your information of there being such ideas existing in the army as you have expressed, and I must view with abhorrence and reprehend with severity.
Página 234 - He did more," said Burgoyne, in a speech before the House of Commons, " he sent an aide-de-camp to conduct me to Albany ; in order, as he expressed it, to procure better quarters than a stranger might be able to find. That gentleman conducted me to a very elegant house, and, to my great surprise, presented me to Mrs. Schuyler and her family. In that house I remained during my whole stay in Albany, with a table of more than twenty covers for me and my friends...
Página 313 - This will be delivered to you by Mr. Smith, who will conduct you to a place of safety. Neither Mr. Smith nor any other person shall be made acquainted with your proposals ; if they (which I doubt not) are of such a nature that I can officially take notice of them, I shall do it with pleasure. I take it for granted Colonel Robinson will not propose anything that is not for the interest of the United States as well as of himself.
Página 166 - I know you young men are all in love with Mrs. Arnold, and wish to get where she is as soon as possible. You may go and take your breakfast with her, and tell her not to wait for me. I must ride down and examine the redoubts on this side of the river, and will be there in a short time.
Página 297 - Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, • for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.
Página 11 - They had all their grain sowed by the middle of May, and reaped by the middle of August. They send thence samples of summer grain; such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, buckwheat, canary seed, beans and flax.
Página 51 - To be holden of his majesty as of his manor of East Greenwich, in "the county of Kent, in the realm of England, in free and common socage, and not in capite nor knight's service,
Página 321 - Sir Henry Clinton has been too good to me; he has been lavish of his kindness. I am bound to him by too many obligations, and love him too well, to bear the thought that he should reproach himself, or that others should reproach him, on the supposition of my having conceived myself obliged, by his instructions, to run the risk I did. I would not, for the world, leave a sting in his mind that should embitter his future days.
Página 321 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, do also report to his Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, adjutant general to the British army, ought to be considered as a spy from the enemy, and that agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.

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