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and with light step and dauntless spirit they marched to the siege of Boston. Cresap moved among them as their friend and father; but he was Chap. XLIV.} 1775. Aug. not destined to take a further part in the war. Driven by desperate illness from Washington's camp, he died on his way home at New York, where he was buried with honor as a martyr. The second Maryland company was commanded by Price, whose lieutenant was Otho Holland Williams. Of the eight companies from Pennsylvania, William Thompson was colonel. The second in command was Edward Hand, a native of Ireland, who had come over as a surgeon's mate. One of the captains was Hendricks, long remembered for his stateliness of person, his mild and beautiful countenance, and his heroic soul. The alacrity with which these troops were raised, showed that the public mind heaved like the sea from New England to the Ohio and beyond the Blue Ridge. On the fourteenth of June congress first authorised their enlistment, and in les
might prove decisive; but on the twentieth and twenty first, before receiving the letters, he had dispatched them, under Thompson of Pennsylvania as brigadier. Two or three days later, the unsuccessful attempt of the Canadians, near the end of Marchennsylvanians, including the regiments of St. Clair, Wayne, and Irvine, was placed for that purpose under the command of Thompson. I am determined, wrote Sullivan to Washington, to hold the most important posts as long as one stone is left upon another. At one o'clock in the morning of the seventh, Thompson and his party arrived at St. Clair's station on the Nicolet; lay hid in the woods on its bank during the day; and in the evening crossed the St. Lawrence, intending a surprise on a party, city of their numbers, kept up a fire from the edge of the swamp for an hour longer, when they also were obliged to fly. Thompson and Irvine, who were separated from the rest of the party, were betrayed by the Canadians; about one hundred and fifty o
d by said 20th section for the formation of such regiments in single counties; by Mr. Paxton, of withdrawing bill No.--from the files of the Senate, providing that railroad companies shall only use in the construction, repairs and operations of their roads, machinery, materials, and other supplies manufactured in the State, and that the same be referred to the Committee on Roads; by Mr. August, of changing the law regulating the granting of appeals from decisions of the Circuit Courts; by Mr. Thompson, of organizing a volunteer reserve corps of white males over 45 years of age; by Mr. Armstrong, of amending the act incorporating the town of Bath, in Morgan county, so as to give to one or more of the officers of said town the powers of a justice of the peace; by Mr. Brannon, of making a further appropriation to the Huttonsville and Huntersville Road, or of surrendering the same to the control of the County Courts of the counties through which it passes; by Mr. Paxton, of inquiring into
one. --Dr. Winship, the celebrated Massachusetts athlete, who was asserted to be the "strongest man in the world," has met a superior in the person of one William Thompson, who is connected with the Chicago Gymnasium. The test of strength occurred in that city one day last week, at a gymnastic tournament, at which Dr. Winship great muscular feat of lifting nine kegs of nails weighing 1,000 pounds, and raising, with the aid of harness on his shoulders, 1,517 pounds. He was succeeded by Thompson, who, commencing with the last lift of the Doctor, then went on adding weights and lifting, with harness on his shoulders and hips, until the numbers stood succe0 and 165 pounds.--Another competing gymnast, named Curtis, "pushed" first 130 pounds, and then 150 pounds in each hand with the pulley, and lying down upon his back put up 110 pounds in each hand. But the feat of the evening was the great lift of Thompson, and the judges so considered it in the award of the $200 prize to him.
rder for one hundred muskets to be obtained from one of their emissaries in the Navy-Yard here, was found. The other, Frederick Cunningham, a resident of this city, was arrested at the Navy-Yard by Company C. He is an avowed Secessionist. A day or two since it was discovered that a large quantity of bomb-shell, which the Ordnance Department has been engaged in manufacturing for some time past, had been filled with a mixture of sand and saw-dust. It is supposed to have been done by Wm. Thompson, a pyrotechnist, who left the yard a few days since, and enlisted in the Southern army. A man named Ludwig, keeper of the magazine at the Navy-Yard, also left the city a few days since to join the Southern army, and is also supposed to know something concerning the matter. The Frontier Guard, Lane's company, waited on Mr. Lincoln, Friday afternoon, and, in response to an address tendering their services to the Government, made by Col. Vaughan, Mr. Lincoln replied: "I have desired as
ing war upon the United States, are entirely untrue. Since Sumter was attacked, it is well known no such idea has been considered in the Government's counsels. We hear, on authority, in which we confide, that Mr. W. B. Astor has tendered to the United States as an outright contribution to the cause of the Union, a donation of four millions of dollars, and ten millions more as a loan. His fortune enables him to do so, it will be remembered. We learn that the charge against Mr. William Thompson, late of the Ordnance Department, of having been a party to the treachery of filling bombs with sand, has been carefully investigated by the officers in charge, and that nothing whatever has been discovered tending to criminate him. We presume that all now understand that the Government design speedily opening and keeping open the communication between this city and New York through Baltimore peaceably, if Baltimore will permit it to be so accomplished — otherwise, forcibly.
f $17,000 in money. One of the artillerymen had seven shots in him before he left his gun. He finally fell down, rolled towards a stable, and never got up again. Among the prisoners in a company of South Branch Riflemen from Hardy county. The writer saw Colonel Heck, of Morgantown, who is also a prisoner, who told him that Charles W. Russell laid behind the first barricade with a musket in his hands, but the day before the action took place he left and went towards Richmond. Captain William Thompson was at Laurel, in Colonel Jackson's Regiment. Heck says he felt three weeks ago that he was on the wrong side. --Many persons from the rebel army are giving themselves up, and the hills were full of them. They are scattered all over the country. Ex-Lieutenant Governor William L. Jackson, of Parkershurg, in the Rebel army, was killed at Cheat Mountain Pass. A gentleman who arrived yesterday from Beverly states that a young lawyer from Morgantown, named Lowry Wilson, was a
f $17,000 in money. One of the artillerymen had seven shots in him before he left his gun. He finally fell down, rolled towards a stable, and never got up again. Among the prisoners in a company of South Branch Riflemen from Hardy county. The writer saw Colonel Heck, of Morgantown, who is also a prisoner, who told him that Charles W. Russell laid behind the first barricade with a musket in his hands, but the day before the action took place he left and went towards Richmond. Captain William Thompson was at Laurel, in Colonel Jackson's Regiment. Heck says he felt three weeks ago that he was on the wrong side. --Many persons from the rebel army are giving themselves up, and the hills were full of them. They are scattered all over the country. Ex-Lieutenant Governor William L. Jackson, of Parkersburg, in the Rebel army, was killed at Cheat Mountain Pass. A gentleman who arrived yesterday from Beverly states that a young lawyer from Morgantown, named Lowry Wilson, was a
urred on Thursday night between Peter White, John C. Ryan, John E. Courtney, Thomas Hays, and Wm. Thompson, in which the first four named parties occupied the relation of assaulting parties, and ThompThompson defendant. Thompson "went under," as a matter of course and the parties opposing him for the time being sailed with flying colors. Yesterday, having recovered from his beating, Thompson made afThompson "went under," as a matter of course and the parties opposing him for the time being sailed with flying colors. Yesterday, having recovered from his beating, Thompson made affidavit before the Mayor, and caused all of his assailants to be arraigned before the bar of justice for disturbing the public peace. The proof being clear and direct, all except Hays were committed Thompson made affidavit before the Mayor, and caused all of his assailants to be arraigned before the bar of justice for disturbing the public peace. The proof being clear and direct, all except Hays were committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace. Thus was Thompson avenged, and the majesty of the insulted law sustained and upheld. The proof being clear and direct, all except Hays were committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace. Thus was Thompson avenged, and the majesty of the insulted law sustained and upheld.
ello, Thos. Holliman, J New, slightly. Company B--Killed; at Finn, P McGlowen, N Cass, W Tracy. Wounded: N Gaven, G Flarity. Missing: John Jacobs, Jas Dorin. Company C--Killed: J T Ravyer. wounded: M C Castleberry, James Donahoe, W J Thorn, mortally; J N Nesmith, Thos Simmons, slightly. Missing: T J Huss, G W Berry. Co D — Killed: E B Somerhill. Wounded. J A Bynum. Company E--Killed: E Bondill. Wounded: R H Chear, mortally; W B Cain, J M Gamble, J W Sugars, W A Grubbs, T M Thompson, J Q Adams, slightly. Missing: R L Carter and H Holmes. Company G--Killed: J Long. Wounded: S Skipper, G N Levis, J B Levis, J J Wright, B A Spradly, Henry Tittle, J K Stephens, A Smith, E B Lartin, Company H--Wounded: Lieut J R McDonald; Corp'l W C Everett; Privates, P D Mings, Wm. Isbell, Wm. McCabe. Company I--Wounded: Capt. D W Gillis, in the arm; Corp'l W S Brookes; Privates, John Wilson, J H Garrard, T M Wilson. Company K--Killed: T. Sims. Wounded: T Dolin, H W Lang, W D
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