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General Seth Pomeroy, American Revolution, Patriots, They fought and died for our chance to save this country, Lest we forget

General Seth Pomeroy, American Revolution, Patriots

One of the things that keeps me going when I am tired or discouraged is the memory of all those who sacrificed, suffered and died to give us the privilege to defend and save this country.

From a comment placed on this blog a few minutes ago by commenter Mia.

“CW — I know you’ve already posted a new thread, but I hope you still see this. I wanted to thank you for this tribute to Bunker Hill. My great(x7)-grandfather fought at Bunker Hill. I thought you might appreciate this quote from him re the Revolution: “I go cheerfully, for I am sure the cause we are engaged in is just and the call I have to it is clear and the call of God.” He wrote this in his last letter to his wife. He died about a week later (illness) while preparing for battle with the English in Peekskill, NY. By the time of the Revolution, he was past the age of service, but volunteered nevertheless. And tho he was a commissioned officer, he was also very humble and fought as infantry, rather than step on anyone’s toes. He’s not well known now, but was considered quite the hero then. There is a monument to the Pomeroy family in his hometown of Northampton, MA (http://www.americanpomeroys.org/Northampton.html), and one honoring him in Peekskill (http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9D03E3DA1738E433A2575BC1A9609C94699ED7CF).

Hope you find this interesting, and maybe even a little bit inspiring. And as always, thank you for all you do.”

“The Northampton, MA Pomeroy Anvil Monument

The Northampton Monument commemorates Eltweed Pomeroy’s son Medad and his descendants who settled in Northampton MA in the 1660s. The monument also pays tribute to brothers General Seth Pomeroy and Lieutenant Daniel Pomeroy.Front InscriptionIn 1660 Medad Pomeroy accepted an offer of tools, an anvil shaped like
this replica, and land in exchange for opening a blacksmith shop in
Northampton. That anvil was passed through many generations
of Pomeroy blacksmiths becoming a symbol of the family.His grandson, General Seth Pomeroy, was one of many
Pomeroy gunsmiths and blacksmiths in Northampton.
A patriot and father of nine, Seth served in the
Massachusetts militia and saw action as a Major
at Louisbourg in 1745 and as Lt. Col. at the Battle
of Lake George, NY in 1755. In that battle, which
started as the Bloody Morning Scout, his brother
Lt. Daniel Pomeroy and many other sons of
Northampton were lost.

At age 69 in 1775, Seth fought at Bunker Hill.
George Washington then offered him the
commission of Brigadier-General which he declined
due to his age. He died of pleurisy in Peekskill, NY
in 1777 while on a march with his militia unit
to join General Washington in Morristown, NJ.”

http://www.americanpomeroys.org/Northampton.html

Citizen Wells letter to citizens of MA, The shot heard round the world, Scott Brown, Big government tyranny, NC and MA common bond, thirteen original colonies, American Revolution, Lives Fortunes and Sacred Honor

To: The citizens of Massachusetts

From: Citizen Wells, citizens of NC and citizens of America.

Massachusetts and North Carolina were 2 of the thirteen original colonies. We share common ancestry, common roots in the formation of this country and common bonds that continue to this day. My ancestors, English, Scots/Irish and German were living in NC prior to the American Revolution. When word of “the shot heard round the world” from Concord, MA reached the good people of NC, they were outraged.

In August 14, 1775, they responded. My ancestor, John Wells, was one of the signers.
The Tryon Resolves
“The unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops on our American brethren near Boston, on 19th April and 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations and treacherous designs now carrying on, by the tools of ministerial vengeance, for the subjugation of all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend. We therefore, the subscribers, freeholders and inhabitants of Tryon County, do here by faithfully unite ourselves under the most solemn ties of religion, honor and love to our county, firmly to resist force by force, and hold sacred till a reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principals, which we most ardently desire, and do firmly agree to hold all such persons as inimical to the liberties of America who shall refuse to sign this association.”
On September 14, 1775 many of the signers formed the Tryon County Militia in preparation for British retaliation against the American colonists.
In the spirit of their Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor commitment of our ancestors, we are asking you to once again, fire “the shot heard round the world.” Stand up to big government and send a clear signal that once again we will no longer tolerate tyranny. Vote for Scott Brown.
This exceptional video explains our plea.

Thanks to commenter SueK