Historical and Topographical Guide to Valley Forge

1910 - 142 páginas
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Página 53 - My Godfathers and Godmothers in my Baptism ; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.
Página 51 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Página 105 - ... houses on the same account), we have, by a field return this day made, no less than two thousand eight hundred and ninety-eight men now in camp unfit for duty, because they are barefoot, and otherwise naked.
Página 100 - Sir ; A letter, which I received last night, contained the following paragraph; " In a letter from General Conway to General Gates he says, ' Heaven has been determined to save your country, or a weak General and bad counsellors would have ruined it.
Página 75 - A moment there was awful pause — When Berkley cried, "Cease, traitor! cease, God's temple is the house of peace!" The other shouted, " Nay, not so, When God is with our righteous cause; His holiest places then are ours, His temples are our forts and towers That frown upon the tyrant's foe ; In this, the dawn of freedom's day, There is a time to fight and pray...
Página 75 - And now before the open door — The warrior priest had ordered so — The enlisting trumpet's sudden roar Rang through the chapel, o'er and o'er, Its long reverberating blow, So loud and clear, it seemed the ear Of dusty death must wake and hear. And there the startling drum and fife Fired the living with fiercer life: While overhead, with wild increase, Forgetting its ancient toll of peace, The great bell swung as ne'er before: It seemed as It would never cease; And every word its ardor flung...
Página 51 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Página 105 - We find gentlemen, without knowing whether the army was really going into winter-quarters or not (for I am sure no resolution of mine would warrant the remonstrance), reprobating the measure as much as if they thought the soldiers were made of stocks or stones, and equally insensible of frost and snow ; and moreover, as if they conceived it easily practicable...
Página 50 - While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and Soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.
Página 128 - Potts's to assist her in knitting socks, patching garments, and making shirts for the poor soldiers when materials could be procured. Every fair day she might be seen, with basket in hand, and with a single attendant, going among the huts seeking the keenest and most needy sufferers, and giving all the comfort to them in her power.

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