o Massachusetts, was Artemas Ward.
Notwithstanding his ill health, he answered: I always have been, and am still ready to devote my life in attempting to deliver my native country.
The American people with ingenuous confidence assumed that Charles Lee,—the son of an English officer, trained up from boyhood for the army,—was, as he represented himself, well versed in the science of war, familiar with active service in America, Portugal, Poland, and Turkey, and altogether a soldier of consumm, by self-sacrifice, he might unbar the gates of light for mankind.
On Sunday, the twenty fifth, all New York was in motion.
Tryon, the royal governor, who had arrived the day before, was to land from the harbor; and Washington, accompanied by Lee and Schuyler, under the escort of the Philadelphia Light Horse, was known to have reached Newark.
As the colony of New York had been enjoined by the general congress to respect the king's government, the governor and the general were both entitle