The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776

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            [Illustration: The Old State House Bell]

 THE YOUNG AMERICAN'S LIBRARY.

 

 THE OLD BELL OF INDEPENDENCE;
 
 OR,
 
 PHILADELPHIA IN 1776.
 
 BY HENRY C. WATSON,
 
 AUTHOR OF "THE CAMP-FIRES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION," "THE YANKEE TEA-PARTY, OR BOSTON IN 1773," ETC. ETC.
 

            With Illustrations.

            Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851, by LINDSAY AND
 BLAKISTON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United
 States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
 

 PREFACE.

 

            To awaken in the minds of all Americans that veneration of the patriots and heroes of the War of Independence, and that emulation of their noble example which is so necessary to the maintenance of our liberties, are the objects of this little work. Every day's developments illustrate the importance of these objects. In the enjoyment of the freedom and prosperity of our country, we are apt to under-rate the means by which that enjoyment was secured to us, and to forget the men who worked for that end. A knowledge of the toils and sufferings of the noble-hearted fathers of the Revolution is the best preventative, or curative, for this "falling off." War, clothed as it is, with horrors, is to be condemned, and the spirit which leads to it should be driven from the breasts of men. But generous devotion, strength of resolution, and far-reaching skill, are things to be commended and imitated wherever displayed. In these pages, will be found stories of the chief men of the Revolution, so connected, by the manner in which they are narrated, as to give a general interest to them—"The Old Bell of Independence" being the rallying point of the veteran story-tellers.

 CONTENTS.

 

 INTRODUCTION

 

 STORY OF GENERAL WASHINGTON
 
 THE SPY'S FATE
 
 STORY OF THE SERMON
 
 STORY OF THE PRAYER
 
 STORY OF LYDIA DARRAGH
 
 THE DEAD MAN'S LAKE
 
 THE HALF-BREED
 
 DEATH OF COLONEL LOVELACE
 

            MURDER OF MISS McCREA

 DEFENCE OF SHELL'S BLOCK-HOUSE
 
 BATES'S REVENGE
 
 STORY OF GENERAL WAYNE
 
 THE OUTLAW OF THE PINES
 
 THE TORY'S CONVERSION
 
 THE TIMELY RESCUE
 
 THE BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN
 
 THE BATTLE OF THE KEGS
 
 ARNOLD'S TREASON
 
 CAPTURE OF GENERAL PRESCOTT
 
 JONATHAN RILEY AND FRANK LILLY
 
 MASSACRE OF WYOMING
 
 STORY OF THE DAUPHIN'S BIRTHDAY