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The Boys of Old Monmouth A Story of Washington's Campaign in New Jersey in 1778   By: (1859-1931)

The Boys of Old Monmouth A Story of Washington's Campaign in New Jersey in 1778 by Everett Titsworth Tomlinson

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[Illustration: "WHAT ABOUT THE BOY?" (page 13)]

THE BOYS OF OLD MONMOUTH

A Story of Washington's Campaign in New Jersey in 1778

BY EVERETT T. TOMLINSON

Author of "Washington's Young Aids," "Guarding the Border," "The Boys with Old Hickory," "Ward Hill at Weston," etc., etc.

[Illustration: The Riverside Press]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge

COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY EVERETT T. TOMLINSON ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. OLD MONMOUTH 1 II. TOM INVESTIGATES 15 III. THE MEETING ON THE RIVER 27 IV. BENZEOR'S VISITOR 40 V. THE MESSENGER 53 VI. IN THE TEN ACRE LOT 67 VII. THE PARTING OF THE WAYS 82 VIII. INDIAN JOHN 96 IX. THE YOUNG LIEUTENANT 112 X. THE STORY OF THE MISCHIANZA 126 XI. TO REFUGEE TOWN 141 XII. BATHSHEBA'S FEAST 156 XIII. WITH THE REDCOATS 169 XIV. THE WAY TO CRANBERRY 182 XV. THE BOAT ON THE BAR 195 XVI. TED WILSON'S VICTIM 208 XVII. A FRUITLESS CHASE 221 XVIII. A RARE BEAST 233 XIX. THE RELEASE OF BENZEOR 246 XX. THE FLEET OF BARGES 259 XXI. THE RIDE WITH THE LIEUTENANT 272 XXII. A SOLDIER WOMAN 286 XXIII. AN INTERRUPTED JOURNEY 298 XXIV. THE ABODE OF INDIAN JOHN 310 XXV. THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT FIGHT 323 XXVI. THE BATTLE OF MONMOUTH 336 XXVII. THE RETURN TO BENZEOR'S HOUSE 349 XXVIII. THE RIDE TO THE MILL 364 XXIX. AFTER THE BATTLE 377 XXX. TOM COWARD'S PATIENT 390 XXXI. AMONG THE PINES 403 XXXII. CONCLUSION 416

THE BOYS OF OLD MONMOUTH

CHAPTER I

OLD MONMOUTH

OLD Monmouth is an expression dear to the heart of every native born Jerseyman. The occasional visitor seeking health among its whispering pines, or relaxation in the sultry summer days along its shore, where the roll of the breakers and the boundless sweep of the ocean combine to form one of the most sublime marine views on all the Atlantic seaboard, may admire the fertile farmlands and prosperous villages as much as the man to the manor born, but he never speaks of "Old" Monmouth.

Nor will he fully understand what the purebred Jerseyman means when he uses the term, for to the stranger the word will smack of length of days, and of the venerable position which Monmouth holds among the counties of the State.

Monmouth is old, it is true, and was among the first of the portions of New Jersey to be settled by the Woapsiel Lennape, the name which the Indians first gave to the white people from across the sea, or by the Schwonnack, "the salt people," as the Delawares afterwards called them. But the true Jerseyman is not thinking alone of the age of Monmouth when he uses the word "Old." To him it is a term of affection also, used it may be as schoolboys or college mates use it when they address one another as "old fellow," though but a few years may have passed over their heads.

The new comer or the stranger may speak of Fair Monmouth, and think he is giving all the honor due to the beautiful region, but his failure to use the proper adjective will at once betray his foreign birth and his ignorance of the position which the county holds in the affections of all true Jerseymen... Continue reading book >>




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