Revolutionary Orders of General Washington: Issued During the Years 1778, '80, '81, & '82, Selected from the Mss. of John Whiting

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Wiley and Putnam, 1844 - 255 páginas
 

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Página 80 - I will to the utmost of my power support, maintain and defend the said United States against the said King George...
Página 80 - I do acknowledge the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to be free, independent; and sovereign states, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to GEORGE THE THIRD, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN ; and I renounce, refuse, and abjure any allegiance or obedience to him; and I do swear...
Página 77 - At half past ten o'clock a cannon will be fired, which is to be a signal for the men to be under arms ; the brigade inspectors will then inspect their dress and arms...
Página 80 - Resolved, That every officer who holds or shall hereafter hold a commission or office from Congress shall take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation : I do acknowledge the United States of America to be free, independent and sovereign States, and declare that the people thereof owe no allegiance or obedience to George the third, King of Great Britain...
Página 58 - April next, to be observed as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer; that, at one time, and with one voice, the inhabitants may acknowledge the righteous dispensations of...
Página 77 - ... upon a lasting foundation, it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness, and celebrating the important event, which we owe to his divine interposition.
Página 131 - That the clothing be furnished and regularly served out to the troops as it becomes due, and that a full compensation be made for any arrearages of clothing.
Página 75 - The Commander-in-chief directs that Divine service be performed every Sunday at 11 o'clock, in each Brigade which has a Chaplain. Those Brigades which have none will attend the places of worship nearest to them.
Página 171 - The General is deeply sensible of the sufferings of the army. He leaves no expedient unessayed to relieve them, and he is persuaded Congress and the several States are doing every thing in their power for the same purpose. But, while we look to the public for the fulfilment of its engagements, we should do it with proper allowance for the embarrassments of public affairs. We began a contest for liberty and independence, ill provided with the means for war, relying on our own patriotism to supply...
Página 23 - The members chosen: Mr. K. II. Lee, Mr. J. Adams, and Mr. Chase. " Four o'clock, p. M. " The committee to whom was referred the motion for preventing an intercourse between the towns in the possession of the enemy and the inhabitants of the country, brought in a...

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