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Barstow, John (fl. 1777) [Patriotic Verse in schoolboy exercise book]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09051 Author/Creator: Barstow, John (fl. 1777) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: 2 January 1777 entry - "The Amaricans Challings/ Americans to arms Prepare/ Honour & Glory Beats for war/ Exert Yourselves with Force & might/ Show how the amaricans Boys Can fight/ For to maintain Their Charter rights/ Hozah Brave Boys -- //...In Fighting for our Rights and Laws, and dying in so Just a Cause Bemoved/ We will Prove Their Fatal Overthrow..."

People: Barstow, John, 1777.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Music, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Poetry, Civil Rights, Military History

Sub Era: The War for Independence