Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War in America: With Sketches of Character of Persons the Most Distinguished, in the Southern States, for Civil and Military Services

author, 1822 - 459 páginas
"The advice of the experienced veteran Lee, called for its abandonment*, a necessary, supply of ammunition was withheld, but seconding the bolder wishes of President Rutledge, and considering himself pledged to give a proof to the enemy of American valor, he scorned the disgrace of relinquishing the post he had sworn to defend, and heroically prepared for action."??(p. 8, Advice from General Lee to Colonel Moultrie. *General Lee styled the post at Sullivan?s Island a slaughter pen, denounced its defence, and pronouncing disgrace on the measure, should it be persisted in, earnestly requesting the President (John Rutledge, first president of the state of South-Carolina) to order it to be evacuated.).

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Página 253 - God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: and it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Página 272 - SIR: — I find myself just able to hold the pen during a few minutes, and take this opportunity of expressing my sincere grief for having done, written, or said anything disagreeable to your Excellency. My career will soon be over, therefore justice and truth prompt me to declare my last sentiments. You are in my eyes the great and good man. May you long enjoy the love, veneration, and esteem of these States, whose liberties you have asserted by your virtues.
Página 130 - If you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge, of South Carolina, is by far the greatest orator; but if you speak of solid information and sound judgment, Colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on that floor.
Página 140 - They nourished by your indulgence ! They grew by your neglect of them. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was exercised in sending persons to rule...
Página 147 - The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Página 118 - And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Página 176 - American soldier, flying from a party of the enemy, sought her protection, and was promised it. The British, pressing close upon him, insisted that he should be delivered up, threatening immediate and universal destruction in case of refusal. The ladies, her friends and companions, who were in the house with her, shrunk from the contest, and were silent ; but, undaunted by their threats, this intrepid lady placed herself before the chamber into which the unfortunate fugitive had been conducted, and...
Página 176 - Her eyes sparkled with feeling and vivacity, while her countenance so plainly bespoke her kindness and benevolence, that sorrow and misfortune instinctively sought shelter under her protection. There was an appearance of personal debility about her, that rendered her peculiarly interesting; it seemed to solicit the interest of every heart, and the man would have felt himself degraded, who would not have put his life at hazard to serve her. Yet, when firmness of character was requisite, when fortitude...
Página 176 - ... contest, and were silent ; but, undaunted by their threats, this intrepid lady placed herself before the chamber into which the unfortunate fugitive had been conducted, and resolutely said, ' To men of honor the chamber of a lady should be as sacred as the sanctuary ! I will defend the passage to it though I perish. You may succeed, and enter it, but it shall be over my corpse.

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