chief command of the State militia.
Congress immediately gave him the commission of lieutenant-colonel in the Continental army.
When, in the course of the war. Vermont assumed and maintained an independent position, a fruitless attempt was made by Beverly Robinson to bribe.
Allen to lend his support to a union of that province fostered that impression in order to secure the neutrality of the British towards his mountain State until the close of the war. As a member of the legislature of Vermont, and as a delegate in Congress, he secured the great object of his efforts — namely, the ultimate recognition of Vermont as an independent State.
He removed to BVermont as an independent State.
He removed to Burlington before the close of the war, and died there Feb. 13, 1780.
In 1894 the United States government established a new military post 5 miles from Burlington and named it after him. See Ethan Allen.
lawyer; born in Monmouth county, N. J., May 12, 1832; was graduated at Brown University in 1860.
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