An Unknown Patriot; A Story Of The Secret Service

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byFrank Samuel Child

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CELEBRATES HIS NUPTIALS The summer of 1775 was a season of tense life in Fairfield. The soldiers, patriots, theorists, politicians,--representative men of western Connecticut,--held frequent conclave at the county seat. Early in the summer, Gold Selleck Silliman was appointed colonel of the Fourth Regiment of militia. Governor Trumbull had written to General Gage asking for an explanation of the course which he was pursuing in Boston. Thaddeus Burr and Jonathan Sturges took counsel with the governor in respect to the condition of the shore towns and the necessity for their protection. The sea-dogs of the colony were invited to play the watch over the enemy along the Sound, and encouraged to do any handy job of privateering that came in their way. The train-bands drilled on the Green day after day, getting themselves into good trim for the hour of need. The male population of the colony in 1775, between the age limits of sixteen and fifty years, subject to military duty, was about twenty-six thousand. Perhaps two thousand of them were disaffected toward the service, sympathizing with the royalists. Fairfield had its Tory element, the Rev. John Sayre, rector of Trinity Church, being one of the most conspicuous figures, around whom rallied the major part of his parishioners. John Adams spoke the truth when he said that Connecticut was doing everything that could be done by her men, both for Boston and New York. All sorts of supplies were prepared and forwarded to the Continental soldiers. A full quota of militia took to the field. Whatever form of assistance was demanded on any side, Connecticut did even more than her part. The enthusiasm of liberty had swept over the colony, nerving her people to the most strenu...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CELEBRATES HIS NUPTIALS The summer of 1775 was a season of tense life in Fairfie...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217169945

ISBN - 13:9780217169943

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