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Note (B! for Page 105. N ENERAL Montgomery descended from a respectable family in the
U north of Ireland, and was born in the year 1737. His attachment to liberty was innate, and matured by a fine education and an excellent understanding. Having married a wife, and purchased an estate in New-York, he was from these circumstances, as well as from his natural
* The family of General Washington, in addition to the General, and his Lady, confifts of Major George Washington, (Nephew to the General and late did de Camp to the Marquis de la Fayette) with his wife, who is a niece to the General's Lady-Col. Humphreys, formerly Aid de Camp to the General-Mr. Lear, a gentleman of liberal education, private secretary to the General--and irvo Grandehildren of Mrs. Washington.
Note (C) for Page 111. PENERAL GREENE was born at Warwick in the state of Rhode.
U Island, about the year 1741, of reputable parents, belonging to the Society of Friends. He was endowed with an uncommon degree of judgment and penetration, his disposition was benevolent, and his manners affable. At an early period of life, he was chosen a member of the aflembly, and he discharged his trust to the entire satisfaction of his constituents.
After the battle of Lexington, three regiments of troops were raised in Rhode Island, and the command of them given to Mr. Greene, who was
nominated a Brigadier General, His merit and abilities hoth in council and in the field, were foon noticed by General Washington, and in August 1776, he was appointed Major-General. In the surprise at Trenton, and the battle of Princeton, General Greene distinguished himself; and in the action of Germantown, in 1777, he commanded the left wing of the American army, where he exerted himself to retrieve the fortune of the day.
At the battle of Brandywine, General Greene diftinguished himself by supporting the right wing of the American army, when it gave way, and judiciously covering the whole, when routed and retreating in confusion; and their safety from utter ruin, was generally ascribed to his kill and exertions, which were feconded by the troops under his command.
in March, 1778, he was appointed Quarter-master General, an office he accepted on condition of not losing his rank in the line, and his right! to command in action according to his feniority. In the execution of this office, he fully answered the expectations formed of his abilities; and enabled the army to move with additional celerity and vigour.
At the battle of Monmouth, the commander in chief, disgusted with the behaviour of General Lee, deposed him in the field of battle, and appointed General Grecne to command the right wing, where he greatly contributed to retrieve the errors of his predecessor, and to the subsequent event of the day.
He served under General Sullivan in the attack on the British Garrison at Rhode Ifland, where his prudence and abilities were displayed in fecuring the retreating army.
In 1780 he was appointed to the command of the southern army, which was much reduced by a series of i!l fortune. By his amazing diligence, address and fortitude, he foon collected a respectable force, and revived the hopes of our southern brethren,
Under his management, General Morgan gained a complete victory over Colonel Tarleton. He attacked Lord Cornwallis at Guilford, in North-Carolina, and although defeated, he checked the progress, and disabled the army of the British General. A similar fate attended Lord Rawdon, who gained an advantage over him at Cumden.
His action with the British troops at Eutaw Springs was one of the best conducted, and most successful engagements that took place during the war. For this General Greene was honored by Congress with a British standard and a gold medal. As a reward for his particular services in the southern department, the state of Georgia presented him with a large and valuable tract of land on an island near Savannah.
After the war, he returned to his native state; the contentions and bad policy of that state, induced him to leave it, and retire to his estate in Georgia.
He removed his family in October 1785; but in June the next summer, the extreme heat, and the fatigue of a walk, brought on a disorder that put a period to his life, on the 19th of the fame month. He lived universally loved and respected, and his death was universally lamented.
His body was interred in Savannah, and the funeral procession attended by the Cincinnati.