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Major General Arthur St. Clair: a brief sketch by Arda Bates Rorison (1910)

Financial Difficulties
Financial Difficulties. The Story Of The Financial Difficulties Which So Clouded His Latter Years, Is Not A Pleasant One To Contemplate. Be Sides The 14,000 Pounds Which Came To Him By Marriage, He Was The Owner Of Large Tracts Of Lands Which He Had Purchas Ed Or Received By Grant ...

Fort Ticonderoga Victory At
Fort Ticonderoga; Victory At Saratoga. The Outlook For The Colonial Army In The Summer Of 1777 Was A Very Gloomy One. The Soldiers Were But Half Clothed, Half Fed And Almost Ready To Disband. This Condition Of Affairs Moved The British To Greater Efforts, Hoping Thereby To Stamp Out The ...

Governor Of Northwestern Territory
Governor Of Northwestern Territory. Under The Celebrated Ordinance Of 1787, Lie Was Appoint Ed Governor Of The Northwestern Territory, The Appointment Being Made By Congress. This Territory Embraced All The Country Belonging To Us West Of Pennsylvania And North Of The Ohio River, And Now Forms The States Of Ohio, ...

In Dunmores War
In Dunmore's War. When Added To This Constant Danger From Indian Out Breaks, Came Dunmore's War In 1774, All Turned To St. Clair As The One Above All Others Who Should Take Charge Of The Home Forces And Also Of The Troops Of The Province In Defend Ing This Section ...

In Private Life
In Private Life. When St. Clair Returned From Ohio He Again Settled In Ligonier Valley And Near His Residence, Built Hermitage Furnace, Hoping Thus To Recuperate His Well Nigh Exhausted Fortune. For A Time He Manufactured And Castings, The Former For Pittsburg Market, When The Iron Industry Of The City ...

In Western Pennsylvania
In Western Pennsylvania. For Years After The French Were Expelled From The Ohio By General John Forbes, The English Government, And Later The Proprietories Of Pennsylvania, Were Compelled To Garrison Fort Pitt And Keep Up A Road And A Line Of Forts Connecting It With The East. St. Clair Was ...

In The Revolutionary War
In The Revolutionary War. St. Clair's Work In The Revolution Can Be Accurately Traced From The Histories Of That Period. His. Correspondence With The Leading Men Of Boston, Philadelphia And New York, Shows Conclusively, That Though He Had Been An English Army Officer, There Was Not The Least Danger Of ...

Last Days Of Poverty
Last Days Of Poverty And Neglect. When The General Was Turned Out Of House And Home By These Proceedings, He And His Family Moved To A Tract Of Land, Which His Son Daniel Owned On Chestnut Ridge, About Six Miles West From Ligonier. Though The House Was Little More Than ...

The Battle Of The
The Battle Of The Wabash. In September, 1791, The Army Was Assembled At Fort Washington, Now Cincinnati. It Was Not, By Any Means An Ideal Army, Though There Were Three Regiments Of Regulars In The Infantry, Two Companies In The Artillery And One Of Cav Alry. As They Journeyed Towards ...

The Battles Of Trenton
The Battles Of Trenton And Princeton. In August When He Was Made A Brigadier General He Was Called To Washington's Army Then In His Well Managed Retreat Before General Howe Across New Jersey. He Was Now For The First Time Under The Eye And Direct Command Of The Great Chief ...

The French And Indian
The French And Indian War. But About That Time A War Broke Out Between England And France, The American Part Of Which Is Known As The French And Indian War. Murray, Monckton And The Brave Romantic Young Englishman, General James Wolfe, Were Raising An Army To Carry The War Against ...

The Hannastown Declaration Of
The Hannastown Declaration Of Independence. When News Of The Battles Of Lexington And Concord Spread Over The Country, The Whole Populace Was Greatly Aroused. The Inflamable Scotch-irish Of Western Pennsyl Vania Were Promptly Up In Arms. Four Weeks After This First War-peal, On May I6th, 1775, A Largely Attended Meeting ...