for three years. All the records and traditions of the revolutionary period breathe unity and determination.
Stark, the hero of Bennington, was a Londonderrian.
Such were the Scotch-Irish of New Hampshire; of such material were the maternal ancestors of Horace Greeley composed; and from his maternal ancestors he derived much that distinguishes him from men in general.
In the New Yorker for August 28, 1841, he alluded to his Scotch-Irish origin in a characteristic way. Noticing Charlotte Elizabeth's Siege of Derry, he wrote:
We do not like this work, and we choose to say so frankly.
What is the use of reviving and aggravating these old stories (alas how true!) of scenes in which Christians of diverse creeds have tortured and butchered each other for the glory of God?
We had ancestors in that same Siege of Derry,—on the Protestant side, of course,—and our sympathies are all on that side; but we cannot forget that intolerance and persecution—especially in Ireland—are by no