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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... writer well recollects was
given in charge of Commodore James Nicholson53 of the Navy. The
names first present were: D. Lenox,54 John Barclay,55 William
Hall,56 J. M. Nesbitt,67 M. M. O'Brien,58 D. H. Conyngham,59 Isaac
Coxe,60 53. Commodore Jamks Nicholson. (v. Nat. Cyc. Am. Biog., II.
231.). 54. Major David Lknox, born --; died April 10, 1828;
commissioned Captain 3d Battalion Pennsylvania Militia, Colonels
Shea and Cadwallader, January 5,1776. Was in Fort Washington when
it was captured, November 16, 1776. Detached with a part of his
Battalion to oppose the landing of the Hessians, 42c Regiment, his
command fought with great valor, killing and wounding upwards of 90
of the enemy, with small loss to his own troops. Was taken prisoner
and held 18 months, exchanged April 20, 1778. He tells the rest of
his military service in his letter, April, 1786, to the Executive
Council. (Pa. Arch., X. 754.) *'I was taken Prisoner the 16th Nov.
1776 and Exchanged the 2d April 1778, but was not released till the
15th May. I then joined the Array at Valley Forge, but found that I
could not get the Rank to which I was entitled; however having
every wish to continue in the Service, I joined General Wayne's
Family, & continued the whole Campaign. The Committee of
Congress, consisting of General Read from this State, and Colonel
Bannister from Virginia, together with the Commanding Officer of
each Line, met at the White Plains in August 1778, to ascertain the
Rank of the Army. They wishing to do me all the Justice in their
power, fixed my Rank, Vizt, a Majority from the 7th June 1777: but
the situation of the Army did not admit of my getting the Command
to which I was entitled this is Certified by General Wayne, who was
then the Commanding Officer of the...
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