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Title: Whig Against Tory The Military Adventures of a Shoemaker, A
Tale Of The Revolution
Author: Unknown
Release Date: February 9, 2004 [EBook #10996]
Language: English
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CHAP. I. Gen P. tells about the early life of Enoch Crosby.
CHAP. II. Gen. P. tells about the war, and how Crosby enlisted as a
soldier for one campaign.
CHAP. III. Gen. P. tells how Crosby again enlisted as a soldier, and of
his singular adventures.
CHAP. IV. Gen. P. tells how Crosby enlisted in the service of the
Committee of Safety, and how he was taken prisoner.
CHAP. V. Gen. P. tells about how Crosby's visit to a mountain cave--
how he was again taken prisoner--and the manner in which he escaped.
CHAP. VII. Gen. P. tells about the farther adventures of Crosby--how
he was obliged to show his secret pass--how he resided at a
Dutchman's--how afterwards he was cruelly beaten and wounded.--

"Will you tell me a story this evening, father?" asked William P., a fine
lad of twelve years of age, the son of General P., who had been a
gallant officer in the revolutionary war.
"And what story shall I tell you, my son?" said the general.

"Something about the war, father."
"You are always for hearing about the war, William," said General P. "I
have told you almost all the stories I recollect. And besides, William, if
you love to hear about war so well, when you are young, you will wish
to be a soldier, when you become a man."
"And would you not wish to have me a soldier, father, if war should
come?--you was once a soldier, and I have heard people say, that you
was very brave, and fought like a hero!"
"Well, well, William," said the general, "I must tell you one story more.
Where are Henry and John? You may call them--they will like to hear
the story too."
(Enter William, Henry and John.)
Henry. "Father! William says you are going to tell us a story about the
war! what----"
John. "Shall you tell us about some battle, where you fought?"
Gen. P. "Sit down, my children, sit down. Did I ever tell you about
Enoch Crosby?"
William. "Enoch Crosby? why, I never heard of such a man."
Henry. "Nor did I."
Gen. P. "I suppose not; but he was a brave man, and did that for his
country, which is worthy to be told."
John. "Was he a general, father?"
Gen. P. "No; he was a spy."
William. "A spy! a spy! father, I thought a spy was an odious

Gen. P. "Well, a real spy is generally so considered. I think it would be
more appropriate to say, that he was an informer. During the war, many
Americans were employed to obtain information about the enemy.
They were often soldiers, and received pay, as did the soldiers, and
sometimes obtained information, which was very important, especially
about the tories, or such Americans as favoured the British cause."
Henry. "Is that the meaning of the word tory?"
Gen. P. "Yes; tories were Americans, who wished that the British aims
might succeed, and the king of England might still be king of the
colonies. Those who wished differently, and who fought against the
British, were called whigs."
John. "Was Crosby a whig?"
Gen. P. "Yes; no man could be more devoted to the liberty of his
William. "Whence were the names whig and tory derived?"
Gen. P. "Do you wish to know the original meaning of the words, my
William. "Yes, sir."
Gen. P. "The word tory, the learned Webster says, was derived from
the Irish, in which language it signifies a robber. Tor, in that language,
means a bush; and hence tory, a robber, or bushman; because robbers
often secrete themselves in the bushes. The meaning of the word whig,
I am unable to tell you. Its origin is uncertain. It was applied, as I told
you, to those who fought for the liberty of America."
William. "If the word tory means a robber, it was very properly applied
to those, who wished to rob the people of America of their
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