The Liberty Boys puzzled, or, The Tories' clever scheme


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The Liberty Boys puzzled, or, The Tories' clever scheme

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Title:
The Liberty Boys puzzled, or, The Tories' clever scheme
Series Title:
Liberty Boys of "76"
Creator:
Moore, Harry
Place of Publication:
New York
Publisher:
Frank Tousey
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English
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1 online resource (29 pages)

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Dime novels. ( lcsh )
History -- United States -- Revolution, 1775-1783 ( lcsh )
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University of South Florida
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The University of South Florida Libraries believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
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025084317 ( ALEPH )
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L20-00034 ( USFLDC DOI )
l20.34 ( USFLDC Handle )

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I A Weekly M.agazine containing stories of the American Revolution. Jm11{J W n kl11-B y Sub1o"fipti1Y11-1 2.5 0 per yftJr. Enferd ,.. Second Cltu a Mattw at tM .v.,,, ''1: Poci O;f.c4, by Prattlr. Tat11ey. 1 No. 16. NEW YORK, APRIL 19, 1901. Priee 5 cents. ")[y boy; said General Washington, "it is unnecessary for me to tell you how valuable theee pape r s a r e, or how important it is that you should. safely deliver them Go now, and God b l e s s you."

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THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76. A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. Issued Weckl11-1Jy 1>11bscri11tion :i:2.50 ver 11ear f.lutered as Second G/a1;1; Matter at the Ne1c .York. N. l" .. Post Feb,-uary !.l:llil 1;11tc1cd accurdi11g to Act of Gollgrc.,s. in tile ycai 1001, i11 the office of the Li/Jra1ian of Co 11yre1;1;, l\'asl1i11yto11, II. 0., by Fnrnk 1'011scy, 24 Union l>qum;e, New York. No. 16. NEW YORK, April 1 9 1901. Price 5 Cent s The LibertY Boys Puzzled O R, THE TORIES' CLEVER SCHEME. By HARRY MOORE. CHAPTER I. THE BRlTISII REFUSE TO The decoy soldiers had been sent out early in the morn ing and had been captured, 'l:md this had doubtless cast ::t clamper on the ::;pirit::; of the British, for at ten o'clock they hau not yet starteu to morn towaru Philadelphia. That they 1rnulcl make the start, howcrnr, General WashTherc was great excitement in the camp of the patriot ington did not doubt, and he was ITO\\' making preparations at ::\Iiclulebrook, X. J. to checkmate the more. There wao great joy a::; well. The "Liberty
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There hca vy timher along the Raritan. Even ,110uld his army get the worst of an encounter, So th e eapabk of :-'lop. The patriots sa11 tlti,.; with 1rnndermcnt. V\'bai could ii mean? ""hy had the Surely they 1rerc i1ot afraid? n council. Tiley did not knmr what to do. They had already lo,;t fire hundred men that mornin,c:. Tl1ey did not 1ri8h to any more. Thvy di,[ not knoll" how strong a force Washington migi: bar('. They rntbcr oYerestirnatcd the size of his army. They frlt that they \rould te taking gr:1ve in ; !t :-They had nearly, if l\Ot twice the number of mc u that nrncing and engaging in battle. General \ \"aRhington had. 'l'hcy the question pro and con. Thc>y be ablt to win in a battle. They called the other 8taft into thl' counl'il, t rnl Gi:neral \Ltshingtm.i that the !'alt \1ouhl be ihe nrnU-cr wa,; diseu:;scd from every ;;tandpoint. <>nl:v temporary. 'T'hC'y clicl not know what to do. His idea was that word was being taken to l.kncral Howe Y hc>;oitated and pondt'1wl the c:inestion. ThP commallClc>r-in-chicf was determined to show bal-. \ t lmt they dcciclNl to postpone the mnvC' on Philad.:1 -tle. phia h'mpor;uily anrl rdurn to Bruni;wick. Ile krnw just how meu felt. Tlw order 1rns 5ivcn to right-about face and march b;;d. They had been coop<'<1 up half the winter. and until the in Ow dirrction from which they had come. pl'<'&'nt time. Thry \\err to gd into nrtion. A hntt!C' 1Tonld he> a w('l<-onH' rliYc>r"ion. 'I'he rnrn r-011ld scarec>l_v brlic>vc their TJH'V hnrl <'XJWrtrrl nothing of this kind. l 'h('Y \\'i-'IHd to go forward.

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TUE LlBKll'1' BOYS l'CZZLED. 3 ... ----------_______ _:__.....: The.) were as eager for batlle, perhap;,, as were the pa uiuc ::,oJight the rear oi the HriLi,h tolumn at1ui(;kl.r a:; po:;sible, then they 1roul'li IH!l'L' going back to towanl Bruns wick. Bntn"1ri-:k, they 1rould return and "o rqiorl lu L:en-As for Generab \L1 shi11gton anitk and hi:; companion,; frll that thc1 11erc ta.kinir "0111L' The Dritish (;Oul
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