Philipse Manor Hall At Yonkers, N.y.; The Site, The Building And Its Occupants

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEdward Hagaman Hall

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE HEART OF THE NEUTRAL GROUND C VENTS conspired to the enactment of many events around, although but few within, the Manor Hall during the Revolution. By the removal of its master in August, 1776, Washington prevented the Hall from being a nursery of Toryism. During the next few months, when both armies began operations in Westchester county, a chivalric consideration for the headless Philipse family seems to have prevented any occupation of the house by either side for military purposes. After Colonel Philipse broke his parole in 1777 and the house was abandoned by the family to the care of their steward, its location in the heart of the neutral ground, bringing it within the lines of one army and then the other as the frontier of hostilities oscillated back and forth, rendered it too insecure to become permanent headquarters for either side. Mrs. Lamb, the historian, in her article in Appleton's Journal (Vol. X, p. 385), says that Washington and his generals stayed several nights in the Manor Hall, and that the southwestern room in the south front was the scene of several important councils of war. Although this is not impossible, the present writer has been unable to find documentary authority for a more precise statement than Mrs. Lamb's. The Manor Hall was the witness, however, of exciting events near by and the finding of cannon balls and exploded shells on the grounds adjacent to the Manor Hall show that it was at times in the midst of flying " shot and shell." It will be remembered that at that time the Hudson river shore was only about 300 feet from the house on one side, while the old Post Road, crossing Philipse's bridge over the Neperhan, was about 300 feet on the other. The widened mouth of the Neperhan formed a little harbor w...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI THE HEART OF THE NEUTRAL GROUND C VENTS conspired to the enactment of many events around, although but few within, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217272282

ISBN - 13:9780217272285

Customer Reviews of Philipse Manor Hall At Yonkers, N.y.; The Site, The Building And Its Occupants

Reviews