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A TALE OF THE REVOLUTION.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

“THE YEMASSEE," “GUY RIVERS," &c.

W.G. Simms

“And Liberty's vitality, like Truth,

Is still undying. As the sacred fire
Nature has shrined in caverns, still it burns,
Though the storm howls without.”

IN

TWO

VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY HARPER & BROTHERS,

NO. 82 CLIFF-STREET,
AND SOLD BY THK PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT THE

UNITED STATES.

18 3 5.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835,

By Harper & Brothers, In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.

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The clouds were gathering fast--the waters were troubled—and the approaching tumult and disquiet of all things in Carolina, clearly indicated the coming of that strife, so soon to overcast the scene

ne—so long to keep it darkened—so deeply to impurple it with biood. The continentals were approaching rapidly, and the effect was that of magic upon the long prostrated energies of the South. The people were aroused, awakened, stimulated, and emboldened. They gathered in little squads throughout the country. The news was generally abroad that Gates was to command the expected army-Gates, the conqueror at Saratoga, whose very name, at that time, was a host. The successes of Sumter in the up-country, of Marion on the Peedee, of Pickens with a troop of mounted riflemen-a new spe. cies of force projected by himself—of Butler, of Horry, James, and others, were generally whispered about among the hitherto desponding whigs. These encouraging prospects were not a little strengthened in the parishes by rumours of small successes nearer at hand. The swamps were now believed to be full of enemies to royal power, only wanting imbodiment and arms; and truly did Tarleton, dilating upon the condition of things at this period in the colony, give a melancholy summary of those influences which were

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