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September 6th, 1755 AD (search for this): chapter 8
rel of the English officers. Personal Narrative of Colonel James Smith, in J. Pritt's Mirror of Olden Time Border Life. 385. At Philadelphia nothing but victory had been anticipated. All looks well, wrote Morris; the force of Canada has vanished away in an instant; and of a sudden the news of Braddock's defeat, and the shameful evacuation of Fort Cumberland by Dunbar, threw the people of the central provinces into the greatest consternation. Lt. Gov. Dinwiddie to Lords of Trade, 6 Sept. 1755. H. Sharpe to C. Calvert, July, 1755. The Assembly of Pennsylvania immediately resolved to grant fifty thousand pounds to the king's use, in part by a tax on all estates, real and personal, within the province. Morris, obeying his instructions from the proprietaries, claimed exemption for their estates. The Assembly rejected the demand with disdain; for the annual income of the proprietaries from quitrents, groundrents, rents of manors, and other appropriated and settled lands, was near
September 3rd, 1755 AD (search for this): chapter 8
y, 1755. He was with difficulty brought off the field, and borne in the train of the fugitives. All the first day he was silent; but at night he roused himself to say, Who would have thought it The meeting at Dunbar's camp made a day of confusion. On the twelfth of July, Dunbar destroyed the remaining artillery, and burned the public stores and the heavy baggage, to the value of a hundred thousand pounds,—pleading in excuse that he had the orders Sir John Sinclair to Sir T. Robinson, 3 Sept. 1755. of the dying general, and being himself resolved, in midsummer, to evacuate Fort Cumberland, and hurry to Philadelphia for winter-quarters. Accordingly, the next day they all retreated. At night Braddock roused from his lethargy to say, We shall better know how to deal with them another time, and died. Orme in Franklin's Autobiography. His grave may still be seen, near the na- chap. VIII.} 1755. tional road, about a mile west of Fort Necessity. The forest field of battle was le
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