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Excerpt from Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line in the Continental ArmyIt has often been remarked by students of American history (in this part of the country at least) that in both popular and standard works on the RevolutionaryMoreExcerpt from Major-General Anthony Wayne and the Pennsylvania Line in the Continental ArmyIt has often been remarked by students of American history (in this part of the country at least) that in both popular and standard works on the Revolutionary and pre-Revolutionary eras there is a singular failure to give any adequate account of the part taken by Pennsylvania in the struggles of those days, or of the influence of her statesmen and soldiers in moulding the national policy.Impressed with a belief that such opinions are not without foundation, and with the hope of calling the attention of students to what I venture to term certain lost chapters of our American history, I prepared some time ago a biography of that illustrious Pennsylvania statesman John Dickinson, - a man who for various reasons is little known to this generation, but who, in the formative period of our history so guided the policy of the country that his controlling influence is readily recognized as shaping that policy from the date of the Stamp Act to that of the Declaration of Independence.With the same object in view I now present another chapter of that neglected history, that which relates to the achievements of a most distinguished soldier of Pennsylvania, - General Anthony Wayne.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.