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bearing the pensioners of the arruy of the revolu. day convened, awakens sensations in your withering tion make oath to their respective estates Thebosoms more ardent, more solemn, and more im. aumber of applicants amounted to about one hun portant than the hope of pecuniary benefit could dred and fifty, mos of them indicating, in their ap. possibly inspire. You recollect, with a deep in. pearance, the strongest evidence, that necessity terest, the noble achievements which have been alone urged them to make claim for that bounty, narrated to us by the fireside:- That period which to which they have the fullest title. The court, threatened the citizens of these states with a fate after having patien' ly gone ihrough with the busi. more cruel than death, now rushes upon your reness, declined accepting any compensation, and membrance, and almost restores that youthful several gentlemen of the bar, who assisted, followed vigour which time had gradually stolen awaytheir generous example. On Wednesday, after that period, when the welfare of our country, the the pensioners had all made oath, it happened that liberties of your persons, the enjoyment of your among them a drummer and fifer were found, who unalienable rights, and the destiny of your progeny were immediately furuished with instruments, atrolled with weight upon your then distressed the sound of which the war-worn veterans paraded hearts, now rises to heighten the felicity you then in front of the court house. At their head was by your valor procured;-that love of liberty which placed major Curtis, who acted a distinguished first ledour persecuted ancestors to prefera howling part at the battle of Monmouth, and by his side wilderness to their native soil, and prompted them marched captain Miller, equally distinguished in to resist oppression, when they could not escape leading up the "forlorn hope" at Stoney Point.- by Aight. They knew that the God who had made Colinel Manross acted as marslial of the day.--them, and liad endowed them with the love of By urgent solicitation these gentlemen permitted (peace, intended that they should have a place on swords to be buckled to their sides. The venera. the face of the globe, and when they had peaceably Dle band then, almost without exception leaning withdrawn to these ends of the earth, they planted upon their staves, moved off at the sound of the their standard in this territory, and resolutely caldrum. The scene now presented was affecting led it theirs, determined, if the gift of Providence beyond description. To see so many of the heroes could not ensure a title against the claims of ty. of the revolution, bending beneath the weight of ranny, to purchase it with their blood. In this laud. age, endeavoring to step to the sound of music, able determination you took a part; in the conflict wbich, for a moment, seemed to strengthen their which ensued, you hazarded your lives, and while feeble joints, and kindle up in their countenances you stand trembling over the graves you have pur. the reme:nbrance of the deeds of other days, was chased in a peaceful soil, your children shall veneenough to excite in the collest bosom the strong rate your grey hairs, and express their gratitude 'est emotions of admiration and gratitude. The for the privileges transmitted from you. May that iscenes of the revolution, associated with this feeble spirit which first inspired your bosoms with patemnant of those who bore a part in them--crowded triotic valonr, descend to your posterity through upon the mind, at one moment elevated with the succeeding generations, and perpetuate the prinproudest recollections—then saddened by the melan. ciples and enjoyments of national independence. choly reflection that the same arm which, com. But while we reverence you, our fathers, as the paratively but a few years since, was nerved in bat. benefactors of our country, we trace our signal tle for our delence, now tremblingly reached to victory to a higher power, and rec ize in our the time.worn staff for support.
first triumph, and in every subsequent enjoyment,
the Almighty arm of God.-To him be the praise Having marched up and down almost the whole
-to him be our gratitude directed, and to him extent of Main-street, they were led back to the
let us look through a glorious Redeemer for the north market, where a frugal and substantial dinner continuance of civil and religious liberty. was provided for them by the citizens. The rev. Mr. Cushman was invited to officiate at the table, One hundred and twelve of these pensioners and when the old soldiers had assembled with then sat down to the table, together with the judges cheerful countenances around the convivial board, of the court-Major Curtis presiding. After the he prefaced a most pathetic and impressive prayer cloth was removed, the following sentiments were with the following patriotic observations. drank, accompanied by cannon, and the whole scene VENERABLE PATHERS:
was closed by the patriotic and revolutionary song The interesting occasion on which you are this I of "God save America' in full chorns.
By major Natch.-May our sons never relinquish 1. The American revolution;—the Jordan of death the liberties purchased by their fathers at the price between the Egypt of oppression and the Canaan of of their blood. liberty..2 guns.
Anecdotes and incidents of the day. II. The departed heroes of the revolution; fallen
An old officer to whom was assigned the daty beneath the harvest sickle--but the sun shines not of forming the company, after the line was formed, upon a wider field of liberty than bas sprung from said with as much strength as age and infirmity their deeds.—2 guns.
would permit "fellow soldiers! dress by the righe;"
finding that he was not heard upon the two extremes III. GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON-our of his company, he exclaimed with new energy leader in battle here; may we all be mustered with “soldiers, look to the right; the soldier's friends are bim in Heaven. - [Drank standing)—2 guns. always found on the righs.” W. The surviving patriots of the revolution
After the company was formed, they found them. may they not survive the liberty they won. -2 selves much annoyed by the spectators, whose gune.
eager curiosity led them to encroach too close V. General Joseph Warren;
upon these old veterans, upon which one of the "Hope for a moment bade the world farewell,
serjeants stepped briskly forward--"Gentlemen," "And freedom shriek'd as Warren darkly fell." said he, stand back; these men shall not want for
room to-day-they shall have the whole city if they VI. General Israel Putnan--while alive, neither want it: you may look at us if you will, but you Danger nor Treason dared look him in the face; must not press upon our ranks--the British nerer even his memory has proved an over match for dared to do that. titled D-famation.- 6 cheers and 2 guns.
In the morning after the troops were mustered, VII. The battle of Lexington;--"How great a
it was proposed to major Curtis, an aged and maiter a little fire kindleth!”—2 guns.
venerable patriot, that he should march at their
head, and a sword was accordingly procured for VIII Bunker-Hill--let its thunders never cease his use. When it was presented to him he strongly to ring in the ears of our enemies. cheers and declined wearing it, saying that it was now 18 2 guns.
unfit instrument for his feeble, palsied hand. Upon IX. Captain Nathan Hale;-the blood of such this an old comrade stepped up--“Major," said mariyrs is the sure seed of future patriots and be, "you did not behave thus at Manmoutb—you beroes. 2 gune.
raised the standard high at Monmouth battle.”
“Monmouth! Monmouth!" said the major, "let me X. Our pensions:
feel of it;" then raising the sword aloft, his hand “The broken soldier kindly bade to stay
trembling like the aspen, he added"I once could "Sat by the fire and talk'd the nigbt away."
wield it, but the day has gone by--still if you
visla XI. The spirit of '76-may it descend to posteri. it, I will try to carry it." ty, and ever stand at 4th proof. 2 guns.
After a short march the troops were balted a few XII. The rising generation;--while they enjoy moments in order to give the more aged and infirm the blessings of liberty, may they never forget an opportunity to rest. The old major mentioned those who achieved it. guna.
above, after seating himself upon a stone, observed
to the by-standers "that it was pleasant to them XIII. Ourselves—We must all soon meet where
to measure their steps once more to the martial the poverty we now plead shall be our best title
drum and fife," but added he with feeling "Hark! to a pension of eternal rest. -2 guns. [Drank silent and standing.)
from the tombs-is now our appropriate music.”
The second volunteer toast, wbich was given By major Curtis.- The citizens of Hartford;- by captain Miller of this town, may be read with "We were hungry, and they gave us meat.”
additional interest, when it is known that he was
the hero who commanded the forlorn hope at the By captain Miller.-The batteries of our ene. storming of Stoney-Point. The story, as we beard mies—may America never want brave sons to storm it related by a pensioner who was at his side at the them.
Itime, is worth preserving. Miller, upou reaching
the enemy's works, from bis small size, was unable to worth's fair path his feet bad ventured far, to reach the tops of the piquets; after making one The pride of peace, the rising grace of war, or two unsuccessful leaps, and fearing that he In duty firm, in danger calm as ev'n, should be preceded by his companions, exclaimed to friends unchanging, and sincere to Heaven.
"throw 'me into the fort with your bayonets,” and How short his course, the prize how early won, he was literally tossed over with the muzzles of While weeping friendship mourns her fav’rite gone. their muskets.
FROM THE CONNECTICUT MIRROR. The age, infirmities and extreme poverty of these
A view of the merch of the veterans on Wednesday, pensioners, was calculated to render the scene
occasioned the following: peculiarly affecting. Most of them, as appeared
They once march'd in glory-their banners were streaming, by their declarations, possessed little or nothing. With the glance of the sunbeam, their armour was gleaming; A great part of the inventories fell short of fify Then hopes swelled their bosoms-then firm was their treaddollars, and many of them amounted to a much and round them the garlandı of victory were spread. smaller sum: one, in particular, contained but one Then little they dream'd that the country they saviditem, and that an empty tobacco box!
That the country for whom every danger they bravid,
Would forget their desert when old age should come on, Captain Nathan Hale, whose virtues and misfor. And leave them forsaken-their comforts all gone. tunes suggested the sentiment contained in the
They now march in glory-still memory sheds, eighth toast, was a brave and valuable officer be. The brightest of haloes around their hour heads; longing to col. Knowlton's regiment of Connecti. Though faltering the footstep-though rayless the eye, cut light-infantry. He was a native of Coventry, Remembrance still dwells on the days long gone by. in this state, and graduated at Yale. College in
Yes! Saviours and Sires, though the pittance be small, 1773. After the unfortunate battle on Long Island Which your country awards—and that pittance your all, and the retreat of the American troops to New. Yet your children shall bless you, and boast of your names.
Though the cold band of Poverty press on your frames, York, general Washington became very solicitous
And when life with its toils and afflictions shall cease, to obtain accurate information of the resources
O then may you hail the bright Angel of peace, and movements of the British army. To spy out Then freemen shall weep o'er the veteran's grave, an enemy's camp is one of the most difficult and And round it the laurel and cypress shall wave. bazardous undertakings which a soldier is ever Thursday August 3.
A. T. called upon to execute. But the salvation of America was at stake, and Wasbington bad no difficulty in finding enough who were ready to
Sketch of revolutionary history.-At the late anni. yield up their lives in her defence. Hale promptly versary meeting of the Medical society of Orange volunteered his services and immediately set forth county, an address was delivered by Dr. Arnell, upon the undertaking. He visited the British ar.
in which he introduced a biography of Dr. TUSTEN, my in disguise, and collected all the necessary in. a native of Southold, L. I. who was a distinguished formation, but, just as he was on the eve of re. practitioner in the early settlement of that counturning, he was so unfortunate as to be detected. ty. In relation to the death of Dr. Tusten, his Circumstances being strongly against him and his biographer gives the following interesting sketch inflexible integrity not permitting him to dissemble, of our revolutionary history: he frankly confessed the object of his visit. He was not allowed even the form of a trial, and was sis nations of Indians, left Niagara, with about 300
In June, 1779, col. Brandt, who commanded the barbarously.executed the following morning. How
Warriors and a number of tories, who had joined unlike was the conduct of the American com.
that murderous crew, with an intention of destroy. mander in the case of the unfortunate Andre.Washington not only gave him every indulgence
ing the settlements upon the Delaware river, which
was then considered as the frontier of our unsettled which the laws of war would allow, but to these
country. On the 20th of July, he appeared on the he added his sympathy and tears. The following just tribute to the memory of captain Hale is from
west of Minisink he sent down a party which de.
stroyed the settlement, burnt several houses, and the pen of the late president Dwight.
plundered the inhabitants, returning with their Thus did fond virtue wish in vain save, ill-gotten booty to the main body, which lay then Hale, bright and generous, from a hapless grave; at Grassy Swamp Brook. An express was imme. With genius' living flame his bosom glow'd, diately dispatched to colonel Tusten, his superior And science charm'd him to her blest abode. officer. Gen. Allison being then confined in New
PROM TIIE XEW YORK COLUMBIAX.
York, having been taken prisoner at the' battle of discovered them-he ordered a few of his ladians Fort Montgomery-the colonel received the news to keep in sight and decoy them to the very spot that evening-he instantly issued orders to the where they intended to surprise him: but before officers of the regiment to rendezvous at Minisink, they reached the place captain Tyler was shot, where he would meet them Having taken an affec which damped the spirits of our men. During tionate, and it proved a final, leave of his family, he this confusion a party of Indians hove in sightcollected what few he could, and was at the ap colonel H. ordered that no man should fire until pointed place by morning. In the after part of they had prepared for a general battle; a large that day, about 120 men were collected, when a Indian however rode past on a borse which had council was held, to determine whether it would been stolen from Minisink, and which one of our be best to pursue the Indians into the woods; a men knew; the temptation was too great, and our majority of the officers were in favor of that mea hero fired his rise and brought the Indian to the sure; colonel Tusten, who viewed things in a calm ground. The advanced Indians then fired and manner and judicious light, was opposed to that rushed towards our men, in order to divide them, plan: he gave, as his reasons for his opposition, and about thirty were separated from the main that the men were not sufficiently supplied with body, who could not afterwards be brought into ammunition for a battle-that there were probably action. In a few minutes Brandt appeared with a much greater number of Indians than had been his whole force, when the firing became general. seen-that they were piloted by tories and Indjans A very confused and irregular fire was kept up well acquainted with the woods, and commanded from bebind trees and rocks both by the Indians by Brandi, a well knowu warrior, who would never and our men. From the situation in which they risk a battle unless he had superior advantages. were placed every one fought in his own way and To this was answered, that there was no danger it was impossible for any one to command: colonel of their numbers-that the Indians dare not fight Tusten retired to a spot surrounded by rocks, -that they had several cattle and horses which were he directed the wounded to be conveyed to they had plundered from the inhabitants which him, and he now became the surgeon and friend they must guard or leave upon the appearance of an of the wounded. Early in the battle he had reenemy-that they might be pursued with delibera ceived a slight wound in the hand, though not tion until they came to the fording place of the suficient to prevent his dressing the wounds of Delaware river, which was near the enterance of the soldiers. The battle lasted the whole day: Lacawac river into the Delaware, and finally, ma the Indians constantly endeavoring to divide and jor Meeker mounted his horse and fourished his break the main body which had possession of the sword, requesting all those who were men of ground until sunset, when their ammunition was courage to follow him, and let the cowards stay expended, and a general retreat was ordered - No behind. This last appeal was too much for Ameri regularity could be preserved, and every one was oan valor, and the men immediately turned out, left to effect bis escape in the best manner he determined to pursue and destroy the Indians or could-some crossed the river, while others were perish in the attempt. They marched that even shot in it; some retreated through the woods, wbile ing about 17 miles, when they encamped for the others were destroyed in the attempt; but now a night.
scene presented itself which of all others was the
most trying. Dr. Tusten had seveateen with him, In the morning they were overtaken by colonel whose wounds he bad dressed, and whose lives Hathorn, of the Warwick regiment, who, being the night have been saved--the cries they kept up oldest colonel and highest officer in rank, took for mercy and protection when they heard the rethe command. He called a council and bimself treat ordered, beggared all description; they were opponed the pursuit, but here it was urged that necessarily left to be sucrificed by savage barba rity: they had a pilot, captain Tyler, who was as well and whether Dr. Tusten stayed and perished with acquainted with the woods as any among their is wounded countrymen, or attempted to make enemies, and who could bring them to a spot must his retreat, is not known. This is the last time eligible for an attack with perfect safety, and the he was ever seen by any while man, though it is same scene of bullying was acted by major Meeker, generally believed that he suffered by the same who is well calculated by the poet, "a fool devoid of tomahawk which destroyed those that were with rule," and the fatal line of march spas again com. him. On this fatal day forty-four of our country. menced. They had not proceeded far before Brandu'men fell, some of whom might emphatically be
called the pride and power of Goshen. Among purchase any of the above enumerated articles, them was a Jones, a Litile, a Duncan, a Wisner, a imported from abroad, after the said 318i of March, Vail, a Townsend, and a Knapp; and there perished and that they will be careful to promote the saving our friend and brother in profession, Dr. Tusten, of linen rags, and other materials, proper for mako a sacrifice for the independence and liberty of our ing paper in this colony. couniry.
“The foregoing report being considered by the Washington in want of a pen-knife.-In Caldwell's town, was by a full vote approved of and accepted.
A true copy of record, life of Greene, p. 65, there is a fac simile of the
Test, following curious epistle:
SANUEL BISHOP, jr. Coron clerk.” October 7th, 1779. 'Dear gir-I have lost-and cannot tell how-an
COURT MARTIAL.- From the Providence (R. I.) old and favorite penknife, and am much distressed Patriot.~Miend has handed us the following for want of one-if you have any in your stores,
extract from the orderly book of general Sulivan,
in command here during the revolution, as being please send me one if you have not, be so good
connected with a case somewhat analogous to one ks to get one immediately. Perhaps Mr. Bailey
which occurred in the Seminole war. We have could furnish me. One with two blades I should prefer, when choice can be had. I am, dear sir, omitted names, for obvious reasons. "Your most obedient,
“Head quarters, Proviilence,
July 24, 1778. "GEO WASHINGTON.'
“The sentence of the court martial, whereof
colonel E. Was president, against M. A. and "At a town meeting holden in New Haven, by D. C. the general totally disapproves, as illegal and adjournment, upon the 22d day of Feb. 1768.
absurd. The clearest evidence having appeared "'T'he committee appointed in consequence of a to the court, that the said A. was employed by letter from the selectmen of the town of Boston the enemy, repeatedly, to come on the main as a to the selectmen of this town, to consider of spy, and that he enticed men to go on to Rhode. some measures to be agreed upon for promoting Island, to enlist in the enemy's service, and his economy, manufactures, &c. report, That it is confessions from day to day being so different as their opinion, that it is expedient for the town to to prove bim not only a spy, but to be a person in take all prudent and legal measures to encourage whom the least confidence cannot be placed; the the produce and manufactures of this colony, court living found him guilty of ali this, nothing and to lessen the use of superfluities, and more could be more absurd than to sentence him to be especially the following articles imported from whipped one hundred lashes, and afierwards to abroad, viz.
be taken into a service which he has been long
endeavoring in the most malicious and secret man“Carriages of all sorts, house furniture, men's ner to injure! The man who is found guilty of and women's hats, men's and women's apparel, acting as a spy, can have but one judgment by all ready made household furniture, men's and wo the laws of war, which is to suffer death; and the men's shoes, sole leather, gold, silver, and thread sentence of a man to be whipped when found guilty lace, gold and silver buttons, wrought plate, of this crime, is as absurd as for the coramon law diamond, stone, and paste ware, clocks, silver.
courts to order a man to be set in the stocks for smith's and jeweller's were, broad cloths that cost wilful murder. The same absurdity appearing in above ten shillings sterling per yard, mulls, furs, the judgment against 1. C. for the same reasons, and tippets, starch, women's and children's toys (the gen.) disapproves them both, dissolves the silk and cotton velvets, gauze, linseed oil, malt
court, and orders another court to sit for the trial of liquors, and cheese.
those persons, tomorrow morning, at 9 o'clock:
The adjutant general to lodge a crime against A. "And that a subscription be recommended to the
for acting as a spy, and for enticing men to enlist several inhabitants and house holders of the town,
into the enemy's service, and against C. for acting whereby they may mutually agree and engage, that
as a spy." they will encourage the use and consumption of Articles manufactured in the British American colo. At the subsequent court, A. was found guilty as nies, and more especially in this colony, and that before, and sentenced to be hung, which sentence they will not, after the 31st day of March next, the general approved and executed.