dially welcomed the visitors and refused compensation for their entertainment.
It was not to visit the iron-works or to see the condition of the village, that we were induced to come in this direction.
We came to visit a spot hallowed in American history,—to tread that field sacred to liberty, where the cause of the colonies first began to brighten.
We came upon a pilgrimage, not to the shrine of a prophet, but to one of the shrines of our country's glory.
The journal of July 21, 22, and 23, varied and added to, was printed in the Boston Patriot and Mercantile Advertiser, Nov. 20 and Dec. 3, 1829. Very early the next morning (22d), their host explained to them, on the ground, the positions and movements of the hostile forces; and these Sumner recorded with particularity.
Leaving the house of Mr. Barnet, as early as six in the morning, the party breakfasted, after a walk of six miles, at Whitecreek, in New York.
For three successive nights we have slept in three different States