Powder Horn

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Powder Horn - And this may furnish the preface, by way of...
And this may furnish the preface, by way of digression, to the description description of another and more remarkaole relic of the siege of Boston. This consists consists in an ancient powder horn, still preserved in the family with religious zeal, upon whose creamy yellow surface surface Samuel Ellithorpe has left an accurate accurate and careful sketch of the position position of Washington's forces in October, October, 1775, not long bef9re the British evacuated Boston. This horn is one of the largest ever seen, being not less than a foot and a half long with the graceful spiral curvature and taper that belonged belonged to the appendages of our native cattle. The space occupied by the sketch of the relative positions of the two armies covers nearly hali a square foot, and the sketch itself is very full and exact. The batteries and earthworks earthworks of the continentals are outlined with exceeding distinctness; the barn- like and uncomfortable barracks were delineated in the background, whilethe front bristles with menacing artillery. Beyond lies Boston, whose steep roofs and ancient gables seem to sleep in the sunshine of October—with a lucidity of definition softened juad obscured by October hazes. In the harbor lie men- of-war of the old pattern, with tier upon tier of guns peeping from open portholes. Rude as its method is, tne sketch is a correct and spirited one, and one of no small historical value. The horn bears the legend, "Samuel Ellithorpe, His Horn,* and IBi dated October; 1775. It will be added to the collection of the Athenseum, Hartford, Hartford, on the demise of the present holder. -, The old teapot whence Putnam took

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 05 Feb 1887, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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  • Powder Horn

    meaphil – 29 Nov 2012

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