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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
raised in the colony, nor any arrangements made for that object. Arnold and Allen took possession of
The following extracts of a characteristic letter from Allen to the New York Congress will show what projects he entertained, and will probably afford some indication of the views of the people generally on the northern frontiers.
time you have undoubtedly received intelligence, not only of the taking of the
fortified places on Lake Champlain, and also the armed sloop and boats therein,
and the taking possession of a schooner, which is the property of Major Skene,
which has been armed and manned, and of the conversion of them, with a large
train of artillery, to the defence of the liberty and the constitutional rights
of America. You have likewise
undoubtedly been informed, that the expedition was undertaken at the special
encouragement and request of a number of respectable gentlemen in the colony of
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 54. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to email@example.com.
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