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THE CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON.


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ILLUSTRATED


STORY OF THE UNION


IN RHYME



BY
ROBERT C. ADAMS
AUTHOR OF "THE HISTORY OF AMERICA" "THE
HISTORY OF ENGLAND," ETC.



REVISED BY
HERBERT HEYWOOD
AUTHOR OF "THE TWENTIETH CENTURY"



ILLUSTRATED BY THE BEST AMERICAN ARTISTS

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



This book is published as a subscription book and to be sold only as suck.
Any person interfering with these rights will be held
liable therefore.


BOSTON
A. M. THAYER & CO-

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COLUMBUS BEFORE FERDINAND AND ISABELLA.
Christopher Columbus, discoverer of America, born in Genoa 1435, died in Seville 1506.
Discovered San Salvador October 12, 1492.























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CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON 5
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BEFORE FERDINAND AND ISABELLA 9
BALBOA AND THE PACIFIC. .13
DE SOTO AND THE MISSISSIPPI 17.
THE MAYFLOWER. FIRST NEW ENGLAND WASH DAY 21
PURITANS AND INDIANS 25
TRAINING DAY ON BOSTON COMMON 29
FANEUIL HALL, THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY. 33
PAUL REVERE'S FAMOUS RIDE 37
BOSTON BOYS AND GENERAL GAGE 41
GEORGE tWASHINGTON. 45
THE MINUTE MEN .
WASHINGTON AT VALLEY FORGE 53
INDEPENDENCE HALL, PHILADELPHIA. 57
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 61
THOMAS JEFFERSON 65
READING DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 69

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS 73















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CHARGING AN INDIAN CAMP 77
BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA 81
DANIEL WEBSTER 85
BUNKER HILL MONUMENT 89
ABRAHAM LINCOLN 93
MARY A. LIVERMORE 97
GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN IOI
CARICATURING THE MILITIA. .. 105
GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT 09
GENERAL.PHILIP SHERIDAN 113
CAPTAIN JOHN ERICSSON AND THE MONITOR 7 .
ADMIRAL DAVID FARRAGUT. .. 121
GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN 125
MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE 129
BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG .. 133
GENERAL JAMES A. GARFIELD 137
MRS. LUCRETIA GARFIELD. . 141
GENERAL BENJAMIN F. BUTLER. 145
GROVER CLEVELAND 149
BENJAMIN HARRISON 153


































































BALBOA AND THE PACIFIC.


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PREFACE.


This History of the United States
'Tis not pretended higher rates
Than Bancroft, Barnes or Lossing!
But to the student pressed for time,
This condensation clothed in rhyme
'Tis hoped will prove a blessing.









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UNION IN RHYME.

DISCOVERIES.

About the year ten hundred two, A.D.
So Iceland's legends say,
Norwegians saw America
From Greenland to Cape May.
Four hundred years of silence came,
The Northmen's trips had ceased,
When Europe's enterprise sought out
The commerce of the East,
In Christopher Columbus' day,
A Genoese by birth,
Who, studying navigation, guessed
The roundness of the earth, 19












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And said that Asia might be reached
By sailing to the West:
Spain's Ferdinand, and Isabel
Gave means to make the test.
They fitted out two caravels,.
Columbus bought a third,
Aug. 3, 492. And sailed from Palos, in old Spain,
With sixscore men on board.
When seventy days of fruitless search
Had wearied out' his crew,
Oct. 2, 1492. Columbus saw San Salvador
In fourteen ninety-two.
When Cuba, Sail Domingo's shore,
And smaller isles were seen,
He carried back to Spain next year
The tidings to the Queen.
John Cabot gained from Henry Seventh
A patent to explore,
And with his son Sebastian found
July3,1497. The coast of Labrador.





























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Sebastian fourteen ninety-eight
A second voyage made,
And searched to Carolina's shore, 1498.
For purposes of trade.
He afterwards found Hudson's Bay, 1517.
And when King Henry died,
For Spain he voyaged to Brazil, 1526.
And saw La Plata's tide.
Columbus Orinoco saw, Aug. io, 1498.
In fourteen ninety-eight,
But rivals sent him home in chains,
To gratify their hate.
The Queen released him, and he sailed
Once more the westward way,
But ere returning she had died
And enemies held sway.
Columbus, suffering from neglect,
At Valladolid died; May 20,1506.
His bones beneath Havana's soil,
In Cuba, now abide.












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He made four voyages in all,
Formed settlements abroad,
But never knew the magnitude
Of what he had explored.
Discoveries were concealed by Spain,
And jealous rivals hurled
Such calumnies, Columbus lost
The naming of a world.
Americus Vespucius,
A Florentine, made claim
That he discovered the New World,
And thus it bears his name.
He sailed to South America
1499. In fourteen ninety-nine,
1504. And, five years later, made reports
That favored his design.
Cortereal, for Portugal,
1500. Six hundred miles or more
Of North America explored,
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Some fifty of the Indians.
In this unholy strife,
Upon a second rash attempt, r50o.
He forfeited his life.
The Frenchmen came to Newfoundland 1so4.
To fish, in fifteen four,
They named Cape Breton and explored
The great St. Lawrence shore.
Some voyagers saw Yucatan,
And, fifteen hundred ten,
Balboa with a colony
Encamped at Darien. 15r0.
In fifteen thirteen, he the great Sept. 29, 1513.
Pacific Ocean spied,
And took possession for old Spain,
Of all its boundless tide.
Juan Ponce De Leon, fifteen twelve,
The Fount of Youth to gain,
Discovering Florida, was made April 6, 52.
Its governor by Spain. .





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1521. But when he came to settle there,
The Indians defied
The Spaniards, who' to Cuba fled,
Where Ponce de, Leon died.
1517. Then Cordova found Mexico:
I58s. Grijalva searched: anew,
1519-21. And Cortes conquered Mexico,:
1531. Pizarro -took 'Peru.
192b: De Ayllon, seeking Indian slaves,
From San Domingo sailed
To Carolina for his prey;
1525. A second voyage failed..
1523. John Verrazani. sailed from France,
In fifteen twenty-three, ...
And leaving Carolina reached
1524. The fiftieth degree. ..
1528. Narvaez went- to- Florida
New settlements.: to form;
In crazy boats he fled to sea,
SAnd perished in a storm.


















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De Soto, Cuba's governor, s539-4'.
Came next with crowded ranks;
He marched three thousand miles, and died
On Mississippi's banks.
One half of his six 'hundred died,
The rest resolved to flee,
And, failing to escape by land,
Built boats and reached the sea.
Jacques Cartier, in thirty-four, 1534
Two ships took out from France,
And made attempt in Canada
French glory to advance.
Next year he made a second trip,
And on St. Lawrence day, 1535.
Explored the Gulf that took this name
And up its stream made way.
The vessels anchored at Quebec,
And, taking boats, he came
To Hochelaga's Isle, and gave
To Montreal its name.












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Again, in fifteen forty-one,
1541- He voyaged to Quebec,
And near the village built a fort,
The Indians to check.
He left ere Roberval appeared,
Who, sent out by the King
1542. To act as viceroy, sailed again
Disheartened, in the spring.
1542. Cabrillo, fifteen forty-two,
Explored by Spain's command,
From Acapulco, steering north,
Along the Western land.
Coligny, Admiral of France,
A place of refuge gave
To persecuted Huguenots
Across the Atlantic wave.
A squadron under Ribault sailed
.sZ2. And reached Port Royal Bay;
A colony of twenty-six
Decided there to stay.

























































FANEUIL HALL; BOSTON.
"The Cradle of Liberty."

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To honor Charles the Ninth, the land
Was Carolina styled;
But failing to receive supplies,
They left the Western wild.
Another expedition came,
Led by Laudonniere,
To the St. John's, in Florida, r6a.
And built a fortress there.
This rousing Spanish jealousy,
Melendez brought a crew,
Who, settling at St. Augustine, sgs.
Nine hundred Frenchmen slew.
A fiery Gascon named De Gourges,
In anger crossed the seas,
Secured two hundred prisoners
And hung them to the trees.
He fled, and Spain retained the land;
St. Augustine thus rates
The oldest town existing now
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1576.77. For gold, and northwest passages
To reach East Indian trade,
Three unsuccessful voyages
By Frobisher were made.
a178-so. In seventy-nine, Sir Francis Drake
Passed California's coast;
And John de Fuca, later on,
Still further search could boast.
Sir Humphrey Gilbert for his queen
Made claim to Newfoundland;
1583. His little vessel of ten tons
Went down with all its band.
1584. Then Walter Raleigh for himself,
With patents to explore,
Sent Amidas and Barlow out
To Carolina's shore.
The land was called Virginia
By England's virgin queen,
And Raleigh, knighted, sent more ships
To settle his demesne.


















































































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Sir Richard Grenville led the fleet 1585.
And founded Roanoke:
But Indian hostility
They managed to provoke,
And after suffering much distress,
Were eager to forsake
The colony, and go on board
The ships of Francis Drake. 1586.
They scarce had sailed when ships arrived
With bountiful supplies;
And Grenville landed fifteen men
To hold the enterprise.
Then Raleigh sent more emigrants
With Governor White, who found 1587.
The bones of all the fifteen men
Exposed upon the ground.
Returning home to get supplies,
He left a hundred there,
Among whom was the first born child
They called Virginia Dare.












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1590. Three years elapsed before John White
The settlement regained;
The colony had disappeared,
No vestige then remained.
Sir Walter sent five different times,
But never found a trace;
'Tis thought they joined the Indians,
And mingled with their race.
I602. Gosnold, in sixteen hundred two,
Explored and named Cape Cod;
1603. Then Martin Pring, and Weymouth next,
z605. Maine's territory trod.


VIRGINIA.

The chartered London Company,
A settlement to form,
Sent Newport out to Roanoke,
But, driven by a storm,
He found the Bay of Chesapeake,
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May twenty-third, in sixteen seven; May 23, 16o.
Thus Jamestown took its name.
Gosnold, projector of the plan,
And half the settlers died;
The rulers proving weak and bad,
John Smith was wisely tried.
He organized the colony,
But, travelling through the lands,
Was captured, and two men were slain
By savage Indian bands.
Condemned to die, his life was saved
By Pocahontas' love,
Who, clinging to his neck, detained
The clubs that swung above.
The settlement was reinforced
With idle gentlemen;
An accident made Smith go home;
Disaster followed then;
And as the starving colonists
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Lord Delaware with full supplies
16io. Arrived within the bay.
6irx. Then Gates came out with working men,
Prosperity returned;
z613 Fair Pocahontas married Rolfe;
Powhatan's love was earned.
By emigration every year,
The State was firmly planted;
1621. King James, in sixteen twenty-one,
A constitution granted.

NEW ENGLAND- MASSACHUSETTS.

The Plymouth Company resolved
New lands abroad to gain;
An unsuccessful settlement
r607. George Popham made in Maine.
61i4. In sixteen fourteen, brave John Smith
The region well explored,
And, naming it New England, sailed
To spread its fame abroad.























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He came to form a colony
With sixteen men next year,
But, captured by French pirates, lost 1&6s.
His ship and all its gear.
The persecuted Puritans
Away from England fled;
John Robinson, in sixteen eight, x6os.
His faithful followers led
To Leyden, where they formed a church
And heard Dutch sailors tell
Of favored lands across the sea,
Where they in peace might dwell.
An embassy, to England sent,
Got leave to colonize,
And London merchants furnished means
To purchase their supplies.
Although the Speedwell's courage failed,
The Mayflower spread her sails
At Plymouth, with a hundred souls, Sept. 6, 62o.
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They sailed nine weeks and safely reached
The harbor of Cape Cod,
Rejoicing in a land that gave
Freedom to worship God.
They gathered in the cabin there,
A constitution wrote,
And made John Carver governor,
By universal vote.
They set their feet on Plymouth Rock,
1620. December twenty-second,
In sixteen twenty; from this date
The settlement is reckoned.
The governor and nearly half
Of all the little nation,
Ere summer came had lost their lives
Through sickness and privation.
3621. Their hopes were dull, when Samoset,
An Indian chief, appeared,
And shouting, "Welcome, Englishmen!"
Their drooping spirits cheered.
















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A treaty, formed with Massassoit,
For fifty years was kept;
And Bradford thirty years was made
The ruler's place to accept.
A colony, at Weymouth formed,
Aroused the Indian foe;
Miles Standish to the rescue came 2623.
In time to avert the blow.
John Endicott, with five score men, 1628.
To Salem came to stay,
And there he formed the colony
Of Massachusetts Bay.
Next year "three godly ministers" 1629.
Two hundred settlers brought
From England, and on Charlestown Neck
A residence they sought.
John Winthrop fifteen hundred brought,
In sixteen hundred thirty,
And Boston, with its neighboring towns, 1630.
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x635. Three thousand settlers came one year,
Among them Henry Vane,
1636. Who served a year as governor
And sailed for home again.
The Puritans most highly prized
The freedom they had bought,
But yet denied to other men
The liberty of thought.
In Salem, Roger Williams preached
That rulers had no right
To dictate in religious things,
Man's conscience is his light.
1635. He, banished, fled to wintry wilds
Where savages abounded;
Canonicus then gave him land;
1637. Rhode Island thus was founded.
Anne Hutchinson's peculiar creed
Caused Boston much dissension;
1637. Imprisonment, then banishment,
Were meted by convention.






















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New England's colonies were joined, 1643.
In sixteen forty-three,
Except Rhode Island, which had failed
With Plymouth to agree.
Ten Quakers, who had crossed the sea,
Were back to England shipped, 1656.
But others came, and, for their faith,
Were hanged, imprisoned, whipped.
But when the persecutions ceased, i66s.
The Quaker zeal was staid,
And seconding John Eliot's work,
They gave the Indians aid.
Good Massassoit kept the peace;
By English growth made sore,
His son the friendly treaties broke,
And waged King Philip's war. 1675.
New England's fiercest Indian tribes
This wrathful chieftain led,
And fearful slaughter raged a year,
Till Church cut off his head. 1676.












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Two judges, who condemned Charles First,
Were sheltered in the land;
r66o. This brought a Navigation Act
From Charles the Second's hand.
It favored England in their trade,
And hindered foreign barter,
1683. And Charles, to gain control, annulled
The Massachusetts charter.
1686. James Second all New England's States
A royal province made;
1686 Sir Edmund Andros was sent out
The government to aid.
But when King James had lost his throne,
This tyrant went to jail,
1689. And Boston's patriots sent him home,
With fifty more, by sail.
In three years more Sir William Phipps
1692. Was sent his place to fill;
New England's colonies remained
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Belief in witchcraft cursed the land 1692.
In sixteen ninety-two;
Wise Cotton Mather and great men
Declared the doctrine true.
In Salem persecution raged,
In jail were hundreds flung,
By torture fifty-five confessed,
And twenty folks were hung.

NEW YORK.

The Dutch sent Henry Hudson out, 1609.
Who came to New York Bay,
And up the river Hudson made
For sixty leagues his way.
In sixteen thirteen Adrian Block 1r63.
First Hell Gate's passage made;
And many ships then came to seek
The fur and peltry trade.
The Dutch East India Company, 1623.
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Sent thirty families of Walloons
With May across the sea.
These people were French Protestants
Who into Holland fled;
1626. Eight families formed Albany,
The rest at Brooklyn stayed.
In twenty-six came Minuit,
Dutch power to augment;
The Indians sold Manhattan Isle,
Ten acres for a cent.
Fierce warfare with the Indians
Gave twenty years of care;
i655. The Dutch by force of arms subdued
The Swedes of Delaware.
1664. An English fleet arrived in port,
In sixteen sixty-four,
Demanding for the Duke of York
Surrender of the shore.
The Council yielded up the place
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The English flag above New York
Then floated on the breeze.
The Dutch, in sixteen seventy-three, x673.
Through treason gained the town,
But gave it, after sixteen months,
Again to England's crown.
The tyranny of governors
Made Leisler take the rule,
Whom Sloughter most unjustly hung, 1691.
By liquor made a fool.
Against West India pirate craft
They sent out Captain Kidd, 699,
Who hoisted up the pirate's flag,
"And wickedly he did."
In politics the Democrats
Were led by Rip Van Dam, r73
And party strife, for many years,
Kept passions in a flame.
The people feared the "Negro Plot," 174.
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And nearly eighty colored folks
Were hanged, or burned, or sold.

.MARYLAND.

Lord Maryland secured a grant
Beyond Potomac's shore;
1634. The persecuted Catholics,
In sixteen thirty-four,
From England to St. Mary's came
In search of toleration,
1635-45- And Maryland was opened to
The oppressed of every nation.
Dissension came, and Clayborne twice
Against the crown rebelled;
The Protestants unjustly used
The powers that they held.
In civil wars and party strifes
The time was largely spent,.
171s. Until the fourth Lord Baltimore
Secured the government.



















































THOMAS JEFFERSON.
1743, died 1826, framed Declara'ion of Independence Tune 28, 1776, signed July 4, 1776,
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CONNECTICUT.


The river of Connecticut
Was found by Adrian Block, 16su
In sixteen fourteen, and the Dutch
Its trading chances took.
Earl Warwick got a grant of land, Y63o
Expressed in current notion,
"From Narragansett River to
The great Pacific Ocean."
He soon transferred his interest S631.
To Say-and-Seal and Brooke,
Who towards the region's settlement
Some active measures took.
In sixteen hundred thirty-three
Holmes' colony was made ,633.
At Windsor; Steele then brought a band 1635.
Who near to Hartford stayed.
A hundred more, from Boston, joined 636.
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"The light of Western Churches" styled,
Good Hooker gave them cheer.
1636. John Winthrop built the Saybrook fort,
And made a colony there,
Determined that these fertile lands
The Dutchmen should not share.
1637. The Pequod War distressed the land,
And thirty men were slain;
The Narragansetts were induced
As allies to remain
By Roger Williams, and they joined
The troops of Captain Mason,
Inflicting on the Pequod tribe
Complete extermination.
John Davenport, with London friends,
1638. Arranged New Haven's site;
Church members were the only men
Who held the voter's right.
I662. A Royal Charter was obtained
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The Colonies of Connecticut
A bond of union drew.
When Andros came with sixty men,
The charter to revoke,
Brave Captain Wadsworth hid it safe 1687.
Within the "charter oak."

DELAWARE.

The Dutch came out to Delaware 163p.
In sixteen thirty-one,
But savages destroyed them all
Before a year was gone.
Then Swedes established colonies 1638.
In sixteen thirty-eight;
But Dutch and English finally,
Secured the little State.

NEW JERSEY.

New Jersey's settlement was made 664.
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And Carteret and Berkeley both
The landed titles bore.
1676. West Jersey passed within the hands
Of Quakers and of Penn,
Until in seventeen hundred two,
1702. It joined the East again,
And both were subject to New York
Till seventeen thirty-eight,
173s. When Governor Lewis Morris ruled
New Jersey separate.

THE CAROLINAS.
1663. Lord Clarendon and seven friends,
In sixteen sixty-three,
Secured the Carolina lands
From Charles the Second--free.
The colonies of Albemarle
And Carteret were formed;
To Charleston's genial settlement
Both Dutch and Huguenots swarmed.





















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n 1767, died 1848, elected senator from Massachusetts 1803, appointed Minister to France,
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In seventeen hundred twenty-nine
A separation came; 1729.
Then Carolina, North and South,
The royal rule proclaim.

PENNSYLVANIA.

Good William Penn, in eighty-two, x682.
Brought out a chartered right,
And bargained fairly with the Swedes
For Philadelphia's site.
He paid respect to Indian tribes,
And treated them as men;
The Indians in turn resolved
"To live in love with Penn."
He went to England to reside 1684.
In sixteen eighty-four,
But came again in ninety-nine, 699.
Remaining two years more.
His heirs controlled the government
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-779. The State of Pennsylvania
Then paid them for their claim.

GEORGIA.

173.. Good General Oglethorpe came out,
In seventeen thirty-three,
And. at Savannah formed a home,
Where debtors might be free.

KING WILLIAM'S WAR.

King William's costly war with France
For seven years was waged,
1689. Canadian, French, and Indian bands
The colonists enraged.
169o Schenectady, and other towns,
These foes attacked and burned;
The colonists were then aroused,
And warfare was returned.
69go. Port Royal, in Acadia,
Was plundered by a fleet,






















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But forces sent to Canada
Encountered sore defeat.


QUEEN ANNE'S WAR.

Queen Anne's War made with France
and Spain, 17t.
In seventeen hundred two,
Awoke the French and Indian
Hostilities anew.
The town of Deerfield was destroyed, 1704.
And all the frontier flamed;
Port Royal, by the colonists seized,
Annapolis was named. 17ro.
South Carolina fruitlessly 1702.
Attacked St. Augustine;
A British fleet and troops were sent
To Boston by the Queen,
And led by Walker made attempt 171.
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Eight ships were lost; nine hundred men
All perished in the wreck.

KING GEORGE'S WAR.

For thirty years repose was had,
Till seventeen forty-four,
When France and England broke the ieanle
1744. And caused King George's War.
The English captured Louisburg,
But gave it back again,
And failing to make boundaries,
Let cause of war remain.

FRENCH-INDIAN IWAR AND REVOLUTION.

1754. This brought the French and Indian War,
Disputed lands to gain,
Which sixteen million dollars cost,
And thirty thousand men.
75ss. Defeat was met at Fort du Quesne,
And Braddock lost nis life:























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George Washington then showed his skill,
Retreating from the strife.
In fifty-eight he led the attack 758s.
Retrieving this disgrace,
And Pittsburg, named for William Pitt,
Now stands upon the place.
Crown Point, Ticonderoga, both 1759.
Were yielded by the foe,
Niagara was then obtained 1759-
By Johnson and Prideaux.
Acadia and Louisburg, 1757.
With all Cape Breton's isle,
Were gained; and Wolfe secured Quebec, 1759.
Expiring with a smile.
The Paris treaty closed the war, 1763.
In seventeen sixty-three,
And England held the continent
Across from sea to sea.
The thirteen colonies progressed
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Oppressions of the parent land
Aroused their indignation.
Their manufactures were suppressed,
All foreign trade prevented,
And taxes laid by parliaments,
Where none were represented.
Their homes were searched by officers
With Writings of Assistance:
James Otis gave the trumpet call
That roused the first resistance.
176s. The Stamp Act stirred the populace,
And mobs defied the law;
The Sons of Liberty combined,
And home-made clothes they wore.
The English merchants losing trade,
1766. The Stamp Act was repealed;
Then William Pitt and Edmund Burke
Their love of right revealed.
On colors, paper, glass and tea
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And Boston had to tolerate
An English Board of Trade.
Then England sent some soldiers out,
And passed the Mutiny Act,
Which ordered colonists to provide
All things the soldiers lacked.
Two regiments, with General Gage, -7ss
On Boston town were quartered;
The State Street massacre took place; March 5,177.
Three citizens were slaughtered.
The rising of the populace
Filled England with alarm;
By taking duties off of goods,
She sought to undo the harm.
But just to keep the principle,
The tax was kept on tea,
And Boston's patriots emptied out Dec. r6, 773.
A portion in the sea.
Of Massachusetts, General Gage 1774.
The governor was made.












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1774. The Boston Port Bill then was passed,
Which closed its foreign trade.
A Continental Congress held,
In seventeen seventy-four,
in Philadelphia, resolved
The English acts to ignore.
New York, Virginia, and the South
Were filled with freedom's breath,
And echoed Patrick Henry's cry
For liberty or death.
Eight hundred men were sent by Gage
For arms at Concord stored;
The famous ride of Paul Revere
Soon spread the news abroad.
April 19, 1775. The minute men at Lexington,
Opposed the advancing host:
The British fired on the band,
And eight good lives were lost.
At Concord they destroyed the stores
And hastily returned,


























































BUNKER HILL MONUMENT, AT CHARLESTOWN, MASS.
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For all the country was aroused;
Each man for vengeance burned.
From houses, fences, trees and rocks
The musket bullets sped,
And near three hundred men were lost,
As home the soldiers fled.
Ticonderoga and Crown Point s77.
Americans secured,
And large supplies of stores and guns,
Much needed, were procured.
A second congress met to raise
An army for the land:
George Washington was authorized
To take the chief command.
Near twenty thousand fighting men
Surrounded Boston soon,
And battle raged at Bunker Hill June 17,177.
The seventeenth of June.
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The ammunition being spent,
They drove the "Yankees" back.
Dec. 31,1775. Montgomery attacked Quebec,
But fell when first they fired;
They wounded Arnold, Morgan seized,
The rest in spring retired.
The Heights of Dorchester were armed
By colonists at night,
March 7,1776. The English under General Howe
To Halifax made flight.
Eleven months they'd Boston held,
While troops besieged it round;
They pillaged houses, rifled shops,
Profaning "holy ground."
The English fleet to Charleston sailed,
June 28,1776. And on Fort Moultrie fired;
The Southern guns replied so well,
The shattered ships retired.
July the fourth, in seventy-six,
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That made the united colonies
An independent nation.
The English, with the brothers Howe,
Embarked to seize New York;
They numbered thirty thousand men,
All eager for the work.
The battle of Long Island brought Aug. 27, 1776.
Tie patriots sore defeat;
In fog, they made escape, while Howe
Was waiting for the fleet.
'he British followed to New York,
And Washington was found
At Harlem Heights. They moved their troops
His army to surround,
But Washington withdrew in part
His forces to White Plains,
Where soon the British general
Important victory gains. Oct. 8, 1776.
The Hessians took Fort Washington, Nov. 16,1776.
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But gained two thousand patriots
To fill their prison pen.
The troops across New Jersey's land
With Washington made flight;
They crossed the ice-filled Delaware
In boats, on Christmas night;
De2c., 1776. At Trenton killed some Hessian troops,
Secured a thousand more,
And safe re-crossed the Delaware;
Their loss was only four.
Again he crossed the Delaware,
At Trenton took his post,
Jan. 3, 1777. On Princeton made a night attack;
The foe three hundred lost.
The Howes, with eighteen thousand men,
Embarked for Chesapeake;
And Washington departed South,
The enemy to seek.
He placed eleven thousand men
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And stood at Chad's Ford to oppose
The enemy's design.
The Hessians met them at the front,
Cornwallis in the rear ;
The patriot troops were put to flight; Sep,. n, 1777.
Their losses were severe.
Pulaski and brave La Fayette
Displayed their valor well,
But British numbers won the day,
And Philadelphia fell. Sept. 2, 1777.
Then Washington, at Germantown,
Led on a bold attack, oct. 4, 777.
And though almost victorious,
The patriots fell back.
The British fleet and army gained
The forts of Delaware;
To Valley Forge the patriots marched,
For winter to prepare.
Burgoyne's ten thousand soldiers took June, 1777.
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Aug 16,1777. But General Stark, at Bennington,
Resolved to die or gain.
Sept.19& Oct.7. Two fights at Saratoga brought
The British woeful fates;
Oct. 17, 1777. Burgoyne surrendered up his troops
And sword to General Gates.
The British, in Connecticut,
';77. The town of Danbury burned;
Sag Harbor, burned by Colonel Meigs,
The injury returned.
The Continental soldiers strove
With hunger, sickness, cold,
And forty paper dollars bought
One dollar's worth in gold.
By Franklin's efforts was secured
The sympathy of France,
Who sent a fleet and soldiers out
The patriot cause to advance.
June28,1778. At Monmouth, General Clinton's troops
Were putting Lee to flight,




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