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Pennsylvania regiments marched against the block-house with four pieces of artillery. They made a spirited attack, but their cannons were too light to be effective, and, after a skirmish, the Americans were repulsed, with a loss in killed and wounded of sixty-four men. After burning some wood-boats near, and capturing the men in charge of them, Wayne returned to camp with a large number of cattle, driven by the dragoons.Ixtssing's Field Book.
The last canto of this epic was published on the day when Andre was captured. The original copy is still in existence, and has the following endorsement upon it, under the signature of Major Andre.
' When the epic strain was sung, The poet by the neck was hung, And to his cost he finds too late, The dung-born tribe decides his fate."
3 The shot rvitt not go through. The following is a poetical note by the author of the song.
" Five refugees ('tis true) were found, Stiff on the block-house floor; But then 'tis thought the shot went round, And in at the back door."

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