Men and Manners in America One Hundred Years Ago

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHorace Elisha Scudder

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... The Siege Of Boston. H£RE are a good many diaries and letters which throw light upon the early movements of the patriots about Boston; and the prominence of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill, have served to bring out much historical material relating to the first engagements between the British and colonial forces. The events of the siege of Boston were not of a character to receive so much illustration from contemporaneous writers; but it chanced that there remained in the town during the siege a lively merchant, named John Andrews, who had been carrying on a correspondence with his brother-in-law, William Barrell of Philadelphia; and, although the correspondence during the actual siege was interrupted, the letters, which were in a half journal form, that preceded and followed the siege, furnish the best knowledge that we have of the interior life of Boston at this time. Near half the inhabitants he writes May 6, 1775 have left the town already; and another quarter, at least, have been waiting for a week past with earnest expectation of getting papers, which have been dealt out very sparingly of late, not above two or three procured of a day, and those with the greatest difficulty. It's a fortnight yesterday since the communication between the town and country was stopped. Of consequence, our eyes have not been blessed with either vege 19 tables or fresh provision. How long we shall continue in this wretched state, God only knows; but that no more blood maybe shed is the earnest wish and prayer of your affectionate friend.... You can have no conception, Bill, of the distresses the people in general are involved in. You'll see parents that are lucky enough to procure papers, with bundles in one hand and a string of children in the other, wandering ...

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... The Siege Of Boston. H£RE are a good many diaries and letters which throw light upon the early movements of the patriots about...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512216

ISBN - 13:9780217512213

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