The Bland Papers: Being a Selection from the Manuscripts of Colonel Theodorick Bland, Jr. ; to which are Prefixed an Introduction, and a Memoir of Colonel Bland, Volumes 1-2

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E. & J. C. Ruffin, 1840 - United States - 130 pages
This 1843 volume contains documents written by a Virginia officer and statesman during the American Revolutionary War.

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Page xii - ... are to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United States or Committee of Congress for that purpose appointed, a Committee of the States...
Page 116 - Army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become, or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said States, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever; Provided.
Page 116 - Cape Comfort, all along the sea-coast to the southward two hundred miles ; and all that space and circuit of land lying from the sea-coast of the precinct aforesaid, up into the land throughout, from sea to sea, west and north-west...
Page 87 - Virginia militia, who sat the infamous example which produced the destruction of our army, escaped entirely, De Kalb, sustaining by his splendid example the courageous efforts of our inferior force, in his last resolute attempt to seize victory, received eleven wounds, and was made prisoner. His yet lingering life was rescued from immediate death by the brave interposition of...
Page 60 - ... pain of the severest punishment ; for they may be assured, as far as it depends upon me, that Military execution will attend all those who are caught in the like practice hereafter. The more effectually to put it out of their power to elude this prohibition, all the horses in your Corps, in the use of the NonCommissioned Officers and privates, not already stamped with the Continental brand, are without loss of time to be brought to the Qr. Master General to receive that brand...
Page 116 - American army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become, or shall become, members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said States, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.
Page 111 - Tinicum, Hilltown, North Wales, Valley Forge, Lancaster, and York, in Pennsylvania ; Hanover, Tawneytown, and Frederickstown, in Maryland; Little London, Neville Plantation, Farquier Court House, Carter's Plantation, Orange, Walker's Plantation to Charlottesville, in Virginia. 4 Anburey says, " the house and plantation where General Phillips resides is called Blenheim. The house was erected shortly after that memorable battle in Germany, by a Mr. Carter, who was secretary to the colony.
Page 55 - DEAR GENERAL, " Colonel Bland has this moment sent me word, that the enemy are in the rear of my right about two miles, coming down. There are, he says, about two brigades of them. He also says he saw a dust back in the country for above an hour. I am, &c.
Page 74 - But he shall, with the advice of the Council of State, have the power of granting reprieves or pardons, except where the prosecution shall have been carried on by the House of Delegates...
Page 110 - Indian name of that creek, be named his plantation Tuckahoe after it; his house seems to be built solely to answer the purposes of hospitality, which being constructed in a different manner than in most other countries, I shall describe it to you: It is in the form of an H, and has the appearance of two...

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