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uquesne, stained all the border of Pennsylvania with murder and scalping. To destroy them, three hundred Pennsylvanians crossed the Alleghanies, conducted by John Armstrong, of Cumberland County, famed as inheriting the courage of the Scottish covenanters. In the night following the seventh of September, the avenging party, haacobs and others attempting flight, were shot and scalped; the town was burned to ashes, never to be rebuilt by savages. But the Americans lost sixteen men; and Armstrong himself was among the wounded. Hugh Mercer, captain of the company which suffered most, was hit by a musket-ball in the arm, and with five others separated from the main body; but, guided by the stars and rivulets, they soon found their way back. The conduct of Armstrong in leading his party through the mountainous wilderness, and reaching the town without being discovered, was universally applauded. Philadelphia voted honors to him and his gallant band; Pennsylvania has given his name
nd Anthony Wayne then a boy of thirteen, raised for the expedition twenty-seven hundred men. Their senior officer was John Armstrong, already famed for his display of courage and skill at Kittanning. With Washington as their leader, Virginia sent twur time has been misspent, cried Washington, angry at delay, and obstinately opposed to the opening the new route which Armstrong, of Pennsylvania, as obstinately advocated. But Forbes preserved a clear head and a firm will, or as he himself expresenteenth, at Bushy Run. All, he reported, are in fine spirits and anxious to go on. On the nineteenth, Washington left Armstrong to wait for the Highlanders, and, taking the lead, dispelled by his vigilance every apprehension of the enemy's approacthe twenty-fifth of November, the little army moved on in one body, and at evening the youthful hero could point out to Armstrong and the hardy provincials, who marched in front, to the Highlanders and Royal Americans, to Forbes himself, the meeting