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Excerpt from Narrative of Col. Ethan Allen's Captivity
Ever since I arrived at the state of manhood, and acquainted myself with the general history of mankind, I have felt a sincere passion for liberty. The history of nations, doomed to perpetual sla very, in consequence of yielding up to tyrants their natural-born liberties, I read 0with a sort of philosophical horror; so that the first systematics] and bloody attempt, at Lexington, to enslave America, thoroughly electrified my mind, and fully determined me to take part with my country. And, while I was wishing for an opportunity to signalize myself in its behalf, directions were pri vately sent to me from the then colony, (now state) of Connecticut, to raise the Green Mountain Boys, and, if possible, with them to surprise and take the fortress of Ticonderoga. This enterprise I cheerfully undertook; and, after first guarding all the several passes that led thither, to cut off all intelligence between the garrison and the country.
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bound: 126 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 23, 2017)
isbn: 1331505593, 978-1331505594,
weight: 6.4 ounces (