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REVOLUTIONARY JOURNAL OF MARGARET MORRIS. 103 1738); Rebecca Jones (1788); Ebenezer Large, of West New Jersey, Burlington (1746); William Matthews (or Matthies) (1785) ; Elizabeth Morgan, of Philadelphia (1745) ; Ann Moore, of Baltimore (1761) ; John Pemberton, of Philadelphia (1750) ; Edward Penington, of Pennsylvania (1749); Mary Pennel, of New Concord, Chester County, Pennsylvania (1732) ; Samuel Smith (1791) ; Daniel Stanton, of Philadelphia (1750) ; Thomas Thornborough (1771) ; William Tomlinson (1785) ; Robert Valentine (1784); Sarah Worall, of Chester County, Middletown, Pennsylvania (1754); and Joseph White "of ye falls" Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Joseph Joshua Green. Godwyn Lodge, Clive Vale, Hastings, England, 5 ii 1920. REVOLUTIONARY JOURNAL OF MARGARET MORRIS OF BURLINGTON, NEW JERSEY. Ill, CONCLUSION. Jan. 12. We are told to-day of the robbery of one of the commissaries; the sum lost is said to be ¿10,000. I have not heard who is suspected of committed the robbery. The Earl of B—n,35 who quitted his habitation on the first alarm of the Hessians coming in, is returned with his family. We have some hopes that our refugee will be presented with a pair of lawn sleeves, when dignities become cheap, and suppose he will then think himself too big to creep into his old auger-hole;38 but I shall remind him of the place, if I live to see him created first B—? of B—? [Bishop of Burlington]. Jan. 13. Several of the tories, who went out of town while the gondolas were here, are returned, on hearing there has been a general jail-delivery at Philadelphia. One man, who thought 35" Earl of Burlington " ironical. Dr. Jonathan Odell. 36See ante, p. 12, note. 104 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL SOCIETY. himself immovable, has been compelled to swear or sign allegiance to the States. Jan. 14. The lie of the day runs thus ; that the New Englandmen have taken Long Island, are in possession of King's Bridge, that Hen. Lee is retaken by his own men, the regulars in a desperate condition intrenching at Brunswick, and quite hopeless of gaining any advantage over the Americans in this campaign. A letter from my amiable friend, E. C.,37 informs me her husband's battalion was in the front of the battle at ------, and behaved remarkably well ; they took 200 prisoners, and left 80 on the field ; he acknowledges the preserving hand of Providence in bringing him safe through such a scene of blood, &c. I hear Gen. Howe sent a request to Washington, desiring three days cessation of arms, to take care of the wounded, and bury the dead, which was refused; what a woful tendency war has to harden the human heart against the tender feelings of humanity ! Well it may be called a horrid art, thus to change the nature of man. I thought that even barbarous nations had a sort of religious regard for their dead. A friend from Trenton tells me poor A. [Anthony] Morris died in three hours after he was wounded and was buried in Friends' burying-ground, at Stony Brook. Also Capt. [William ] Shippen was buried by him. The same friend told us that a man was killed in his bed at the house of Stacey Potts, at Trenton , in the time of the engagement there, and that Potts's daughter , about the age of nine, went from home to lodge, the night preceding the battle, and returning in the morning, just as she stepped into her father's door, a ball met her (being directed by the unerring hand of Providence) , took the comb out of her hair, and gently grazed the skin of her head without doing her any farther injury: who shall dare to say they are shot at random? Jan. 15. I was a good deal affected this evening, at seeing the hearse in which Gen. Mercer's body was conveyed over the river on the ice, to be buried in Philadelphia; poor Capt. Shippen 's body was also taken over at the same time, to be reburied at Philadelphia. P. Reed gave us the following account of a report they heard from a man, whom her sister sent to Burlington 37 Esther (or Hetty) Cox. Green Bank, Burlington, New Jersey Scene of...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 103-114
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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