Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Drake” in chapter 17, page 89 of Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904:

...TR/xhtml1/strict"> ardent and active friend of the cause of the colonies, and his rank was now that of lieutenant-colonel. His coming was hailed by all with greatest enthusiasm, and was worth, says Colonel Drake , the historian, an accession of ten thousand men to the movement on foot at that critical juncture. It was decided that a large New England or American army should be raised, and a stirring appeal ...
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