History of York County, from Its Erection to the Present Time

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A. J. Glossbrenner, 1834 - York County (Pa.) - 213 pages
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Page 83 - Congress entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the Land and Naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War...
Page 91 - That the thanks of Congress be given to General Washington, for his wise and well-concerted attack upon the enemy's army near Germantown, on the 4th instant, and to the officers and soldiers of the army for their brave exertions on that occasion...
Page 91 - October the fourth they resolved, " That the thanks of Congress be presented to General Stark, of the NewHampshire militia, and the officers and troops under his command, for their brave and successful attack upon, and signal victory over the enemy, in their lines at Bennington : and that Brigadier Stark be appointed a brigadiergeneral in the army of the United States.
Page 92 - My health being much impaired, I find some relaxation absolutely necessary, after such constant application ; I must therefore request your indulgence for leave of absence for two months. But I cannot take my departure, gentlemen, without expressing my thanks for the civility and politeness I have experienced from you.
Page 92 - ... attachment to the liberties of America, I felt myself under the strongest obligations to discharge the duties of the office, and I accepted the appointment with the firmest resolution to go through the business annexed to it in the best manner I was able. Every argument conspired to make me exert myself, and I endeavored, by industry and attention, to make up for every other deficiency. " As to my conduct, both in and out of Congress, in the execution of your business, it is improper for me to...
Page 94 - That General Washington be informed it is highly agreeable to Congress that the Marquis De La Fayette be appointed to the command of a division in the Continental army...
Page 95 - York, died last night, and that circumstances require that his corpse be interred this evening. " Resolved, that congress will in a body attend the funeral this evening at six o'clock, with a crape round the arm, and will continue in mourning for the space of one month.
Page 4 - In 1787, he was a member of the State Convention, which adopted the Constitution of the United States. In...
Page 93 - Lincoln and Arnold, and the rest of the officers and troops under his command, for their brave and successful efforts in support of the independence of their country, whereby an army of the enemy of...
Page 18 - Marylanders, and every other person whatsoever, from coming to settle near you to disturb you. And he bearing the same kind heart to the Indians which his grandfather did, will be glad to give you any part of his land for your own use and convenience ; but if other people take it up, they will make settlements upon it, and then it will not be in his power to give it you as you want it.

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