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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 179 11 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 84 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz) 4 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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mited the choice to those who possessed the gifts of fortune, and selected Philip Schuyler. Montgomery hesitated, saying: His consequence in the province makes himrous, open, and unsuspicious nature, infirm in health, choleric and querulous, Schuyler was ill suited to control undisciplined levies of turbulent freemen; or to pieay 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 Ns insincerity, and had no scruple about the propriety of seizing him, directed Schuyler to keep a watchful eye on his movements, and wrote a warning to congress; but Schuyler, lulled by words of mildness which concealed the most wary and malignant activity, soon reported confidently, that Tryon would create no trouble. On the ts, and was instigating the Indian nations to take up the hatchet against them, Schuyler, who was directed to repair to Ticonderoga and Crown Point, received authority
he had not as yet been furnished with any money whatever. The next day, though it was strictly kept as the national fast, congress came together to hear from Schuyler, that still greater confusion prevailed at Ticonderoga. The northern army consisted of about twenty eight hundred men, of whom seven parts in eight were from Con themselves around Boston. Sentinels sleeping on their posts, disorderly equality between officers and common soldiers, a universal want of discipline provoked Schuyler to anger; but while he found fault enough with all that he saw, he had little power to govern and reform a body of men whose education and manners were uncongenithe side of Canada, it did little more than sanction the employment of a body of five thousand men for the protection of the border and the frontier, and confirm Schuyler in his command, subject to its own former orders and the future instructions of the commander in chief. Washington, who had represented the necessity of an army
condition of the northern army at the time of Schuyler's arrival. His first object was to learn thehis arrival at Ticonderoga was the signal for Schuyler to depart for Saratoga, promising to return o day came, and other days followed, and still Schuyler remained away. On the twenty fifth Montgomerdevise the means of doing it; he had informed Schuyler that he should probably reach St. John's on tsle La Motte. On the fourth he was joined by Schuyler, and they proceeded to Isle aux Noix. The nepersed amongst the inhabitants. On the sixth Schuyler, whose forces did not exceed a thousand, embarces should rest with Montgomery. Meantime Schuyler, though confined to his bed, sent out on the ermission to retrieve the late disasters; and Schuyler, who was put into a covered boat for Ticonderd the glory of the campaign. The day after Schuyler left Isle aux Noix, Montgomery began the inved his books. I am weary of power, said he to Schuyler; I must go home this winter, if I walk by the[8 more...]
e valley of the Mohawk, were reported as disposed to rally once more under the king's standard; to prevent their rising, Schuyler at Albany, in January, following the orders of the general congress, called out seven hundred of the New York militia, ay overpowered Sir John Johnson and his party. The Indians, as mediators, entreated the personal liberty of Johnson, and Schuyler, whose ingenuous mind would not harbor the thought, that a man of rank could break his word of honor, was contented witheted the disarmament of the disaffected, and secured six Highlanders as hostages for the peaceable conduct of the rest. Schuyler and his party were rewarded by the approbation of congress. After the death of Montgomery, the active command in Canada was reserved for Schuyler, to whom it properly belonged. His want of vigorous health, and the irksomeness of controlling the men of Connecticut, had inclined him to leave the army; the reverses, suffered within his own district, now placed him in
mortars; to the president of congress and to Schuyler he said plainly: We shall want every thing, mound it difficult to reduce them to order, if Schuyler almost threw up the attempt, if Montgomery sulations with the Indians became alarming; yet Schuyler dissuaded from any attempt at employing them;ch carried pay, instead of a discharge. With Schuyler, who was far the more testy of the two, he haas much of it as they could and forward it to Schuyler. Having stripped Washington of ten battalionive. At the same time Sir John Johnson, whom Schuyler had left free on his parole, stirred up an atd having, under the plea of instructions from Schuyler, seized such parcels of goods as could be serullivan proposed to await express orders from Schuyler. They were languidly pursued by a column undforces in Canada. The appointment could give Schuyler no umbrage, for he himself had uniformly refurose whether the command would not revert to Schuyler the moment the army Chap. LXVII.} 1776. Jun[1 more...]