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stone structure, its windows barricaded with timbers, through which were loopholes for musketry. The British garrison at the mill consisted of only about 200 regulars, under Major Hancock. The advance of Wilkinson's troops was commanded by Col. Isaac Clark and Major Forsyth. The artillery was under Captain McPherson, and the reserves were commanded by Gen. Alexander Macomb. Following Clark and Forsyth was Colonel Miller's regiment of 600 men. Aware that reinforcements for the British were neClark and Forsyth was Colonel Miller's regiment of 600 men. Aware that reinforcements for the British were near, Wilkinson ordered an immediate attack. The fire upon the stone citadel was harmless, while the whole American line was exposed to a galling fire. For a while the fight was desperate, when Major Hancock made a sortie from the mill, and after a furious contest they were driven back. Reinforcements came to the garrison, and after a conflict of two hours Wilkinson was compelled to withdraw and abandon the invasion of Canada.
cation; her kindness was repaid by her son, who received her into his family and provided for her comfort in the latter years of her life; she d. 30 Dec. 1808. 29. Alexander Sears, parentage not known, grad. H. C. 1764, and res. here a few years. His dau. Rebecca was bap. 8 Ap. 1770. Hannah, m. Andrew Grover 7 Feb. 1673-4. Charles, m. Sarah Prentice 15 Sept. 1757, prob. the same Sarah who d. at W. Cambridge 22 Feb. 1815, a. 83. Thomas, m. Mary Smith 18 June 1765. Elizabeth, m. Isaac Clark 4 June 1764. Rebecca m. Samuel Cutter, Jr., 29 Sept. 1780. Martha, m. John Burbeck 1 Feb. 1781. Hannah, m. Jona. Hearsey 8 July 1792. Isaac, s. of Tabitha, bap. 17 Feb. 1739-40. Elizabeth, dau. of Josiah, bap. at Menotomy 11 Sept. 1774. Hinckson, John, m. Mary Harrington 13 Ap. 1680. Hoar, Leonard, grad. H. C. 1650, and three years afterwards went to England, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge. He was also a preacher at Wanste
cation; her kindness was repaid by her son, who received her into his family and provided for her comfort in the latter years of her life; she d. 30 Dec. 1808. 29. Alexander Sears, parentage not known, grad. H. C. 1764, and res. here a few years. His dau. Rebecca was bap. 8 Ap. 1770. Hannah, m. Andrew Grover 7 Feb. 1673-4. Charles, m. Sarah Prentice 15 Sept. 1757, prob. the same Sarah who d. at W. Cambridge 22 Feb. 1815, a. 83. Thomas, m. Mary Smith 18 June 1765. Elizabeth, m. Isaac Clark 4 June 1764. Rebecca m. Samuel Cutter, Jr., 29 Sept. 1780. Martha, m. John Burbeck 1 Feb. 1781. Hannah, m. Jona. Hearsey 8 July 1792. Isaac, s. of Tabitha, bap. 17 Feb. 1739-40. Elizabeth, dau. of Josiah, bap. at Menotomy 11 Sept. 1774. Hinckson, John, m. Mary Harrington 13 Ap. 1680. Hoar, Leonard, grad. H. C. 1650, and three years afterwards went to England, where he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cambridge. He was also a preacher at Wanste