Governor's Island: Its Military History Under Three Flags, 1637-1913

author, 1913 - 178 Seiten

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Seite 151 - There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
Seite 150 - ... that all and every of these, in their several callings, may serve truly and painfully to the glory of God, and the edifying and well-governing of his people, remembering the account...
Seite 142 - It is earnestly recommended to all officers and soldiers diligently to attend divine service. Any officer who behaves indecently or irreverently at any place of divine worship shall be brought before a general court-martial, there to be publicly and severely reprimanded by the president thereof.
Seite 46 - To see the vast number of houses shut up, one would think the city almost evacuated. Women and children are scarcely to be seen in the streets. Troops are daily coming in ; they break open and quarter themselves in any house they find shut." ' The enemy, too, regarded his measures with apprehension. "That arch rebel Lee," writes a British officer, " has driven all the well-affected people from the town of New York.
Seite 19 - This renowned old gentleman arrived at New Amsterdam in the merry month of June, the sweetest month in all the year, when Dan Apollo seems to dance up the transparent firmament...
Seite 154 - State hath heretofore expended or caused to be expended large sums of money, to wit, all that certain island called Bedlow's Island, bounded on all sides bv the waters of Hudson river; all that certain island called Oyster island, bounded on all sides by the waters of the Hudson river...
Seite 49 - That the enemy mean to winter in New York, there can be no doubt ; that with such an armament they can drive us out, is equally clear. The Congress having resolved that it should not be destroyed, nothing seems to remain, but to determine the time of their taking possession.
Seite 30 - Governour in Chief of the Provinces of New York New Jersey and Territories depending thereon in America and Vice Admiral of the same...
Seite 152 - Christ crucified, but manfully to fight under His banner against sin, the world, and the devil, and continue His faithful soldiers and servants unto their lives' end ; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Seite 77 - The hair to be short, or what is generally termed cropped: the whiskers not to extend below the lower tip of the ear, and a line thence with the curve of the mouth : Moustaches will not be worn (except by Cavalry regiments) by officers or men on any pretence whatever.

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