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Transcriber's Note

The table of contents and chapter headings have been maintained as in the original text. In the table of contents, all names (which act as chapter and section headings) are listed in alphabetical order in the format Lastname Firstname. In Part I of the main body the chapter headings are in the format Firstname Lastname. The section headings in Part II are in the format Lastname Firstname.

The position of some illustrations has been changed to better fit with the context.

Illustration captions in {brackets} have been added by the transcriber for reader convenience.

In general, geographical references, spelling, hyphenation, and capitalization have been retained as in the original publication. This includes a number of inconsistencies across the text. For example, the Whiskey Rebellion of Pennsylvania is referred to using both the spellings whiskey and whisky. Also, variations of yoemanry (yeomanry, yoemanry).

Minor typographical errors usually periods and commas have been corrected without note.

Significant typographical errors have been corrected. A full list of these corrections is available in the Transcriber's Corrections section at the end of the book.

[Illustration: {George Washington portrait and signature} ENGRAVED BY T.B. WELCH FROM A PORTRAIT BY G. STUART.]

THE

SAGES AND HEROES

OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

IN TWO PARTS

INCLUDING THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE OF THE SAGES AND HEROES ARE PRESENTED IN DUE FORM

AND MANY OTHERS ARE NAMED INCIDENTALLY.

BY L. CARROLL JUDSON, AUTHOR OF A BIOGRAPHY OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, MORAL PROBE, ET CET. ET CET.

REVISED .

STEREOTYPE EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA: MOSS & BROTHER. 1854.

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1851,

BY L. CARROLL JUDSON,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Transferred to Moss & Brother.

Stereotyped by SLOTE & MOONEY, Philadelphia.

KITE & WALTON, Printers.

PREFACE.

This volume contains the condensed substance of more expensive works that have been published relative to the men and times of the American Revolution. The character and acts of the most prominent Sages and Heroes of that eventful era are delineated. A sufficient amount of documentary matter is inserted to enable the reader to fully understand the causes, progress and triumphant termination of that sanguinary struggle that resulted in FREEDOM to the new world and prepared an asylum for the oppressed. The French and Indian wars are prominently noticed. More Revolutionary names are rescued from oblivion in this book than in any other extant. I have introduced many practical remarks intended to rouse the reflective powers of the immortal mind and increase a patriotic love for our expanding Republic and glorious institutions. These remarks are designed to be living epistles animated with "thoughts that breathe and words that burn." There are many festering wounds on our body politic that need probing to the bottom cancers that require the best treatment of the boldest operators in moral, religious and political surgery. The text is concise and not dressed in the dogmatical garb of arbitrary punctuation. In preparing the historical part I have consulted numerous documents and the most approved works in our libraries... Continue reading book >>




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