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Corporal 'Lige's Recruit A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga   By: (1848-1912)

Corporal 'Lige's Recruit A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga by James Otis

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CORPORAL 'LIGE'S RECRUIT

BY JAMES OTIS

YOUNG PATRIOT SERIES

CORPORAL 'LIGE'S RECRUIT.

A Story of Crown Point and Ticonderoga.

By JAMES OTIS.

With Six Page Illustrations by J. Watson Davis.

NEW YORK: A. L. BURT, PUBLISHER.

Copyright, 1898, by A. L. Burt.

CORPORAL 'LIGE'S RECRUIT.

By James Otis.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

CHAPTER I. Recruiting 1

CHAPTER II. A Secluded Camp 29

CHAPTER III. An Unpleasant Surprise 45

CHAPTER IV. The Letter 64

CHAPTER V. Nathan Beman 88

CHAPTER VI. A Squad of Four 112

CHAPTER VII. Ticonderoga 141

CHAPTER VIII. An Interruption 169

CHAPTER IX. A Bold Stroke 204

CHAPTER X. Crown Point 229

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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The old man marched down the street with such a swagger as he evidently believed befitting a soldier. 27

"Is it all right, Corporal?" Isaac asked timidly. 57

"Silence in the ranks!" the Colonel said sternly. 104

"But the Corporal wouldn't lie," Isaac said solemnly. 114

Before he could speak, Colonel Allen cried: "I order you instantly to surrender, in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." 168

"So the Fort has been taken by our People," Captain Baker cried, clasping the messenger by the hand. 232

CORPORAL 'LIGE'S RECRUIT.

CHAPTER I.

RECRUITING.

There was great excitement among the citizens of the town of Pittsfield in the province of Massachusetts on the first day of May in the year 1775.

Master Edward Mott and Noah Phelps, forming a committee appointed by the Provincial Assembly of Connecticut, had arrived on the previous evening charged with an important commission, the making known of which had so aroused the inhabitants of the peaceful settlement that it was as if the reports of the muskets fired at Lexington and Concord were actually ringing in their ears.

These two gentlemen had with them a following of sixteen men, equipped as if for battle, and the arrival of so large an armed body had aroused the curiosity of the good people until all were painfully eager to learn the reason for what seemed little less than an invasion.

When it was whispered around that Master Mott and Phelps had, immediately upon their arrival, inquired for Colonel James Easton and Master John Brown, and were even then closeted with those citizens, the more knowing ones predicted that this coming had much to do with the warlike preparations that were making in Boston and New York, designed to put a check upon the unlawful doings of his majesty the king.

When morning came, that is to say, on this first day of May, it was generally understood throughout the settlement that the Provincial Assembly of Connecticut had agreed upon a plan to seize the munitions of war at Ticonderoga for the use of that body of men known as the American army, then gathered at Cambridge and Roxbury in the province of Massachusetts... Continue reading book >>




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