Songs & Ballads Of the American Revolution

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" Inestimable rights, infernal chains,"
A sleeping potion for a Briton's brains.—
The aged matron silently withdrew,
Wept for her sons, and left them, Gage ! to you.
1  King Sears. " Isaac Sears was born at Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1729. He was a successful merchant in the city of New York, when political matters attracted his attention. When the Stamp Act aroused the colonists, Sears stood forth as the champion of right, and was one of the most active and zealous members of the associa­tion of the Sons of Liberty." He was celebrated during the war for his self-denial, and devotion to the cause of liberty. He died at Canton, where he had gone with a cargo, in 1785. Lossing's Field Booh.
2   The third was a Cooper. Dr. Cooper, town clerk of Boston, called by Rivington, " the fragrant Rose of Sharon."

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