Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project

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Saw ye my hero George: and The rosary. Lady Washington left Mount Vernon in June 1778, in expectation of meeting her worthy companion George; on the 28th of the same month, found her favourite engaged in the battle of Monmouth: she made the following observations

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Additional Metadata

Date

1810-1814

Place of Publication

Boston.

Subjects

Washington, George, 1732-1799
Monmouth, Battle of, Freehold, N.J., 1778
Rosary
Prayers
United States History Revolution, 1775-1783
Soldiers
Battles

First Line

Saw you my hero--saw you my hero, saw you my hero George?
Though oft we meet severe distress.

Identifiers

BIB ID: 285719
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocm62805247
OCLC Control No.: (OCoLC)ocn191467911
Ford, W.C. Thomas ballads, 236
AAS General Catalog URL: http://catalog.mwa.org/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=285719
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Physical Dimensions

29 x 22 cm.

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Citation

“Saw ye my hero George: and The rosary. Lady Washington left Mount Vernon in June 1778, in expectation of meeting her worthy companion George; on the 28th of the same month, found her favourite engaged in the battle of Monmouth: she made the following observations,” Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, accessed May 29, 2022, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/thomasballads/items/show/217.