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For, of course, the Reds, you understand,
Were the kind that yielded never;
Would keep right on forever.
Their prestige much diminished;
And the famous race was finished!
And they could n't say it flatter,
And rather more regatta!
One of the most interesting old houses that time months during the last years of the war; and, has spared us from the days of our Revolutionary as a consequence, this house was made the milifathers is the General Knox Headquarters House, tary headquarters, at different times, of three of situated near the little village of Vail Gate, some his generals, Greene, Gates, and Knox. General five miles southwest of Newburg, New York. Knox occupied the house for a longer period The house was built about the year 1734, by John than did either of the other two generals, and
therefore it is to-day known as the General Knox Headquarters House. General Knox was Washington's chief of artillery during the war, and one of his favorite officers; consequently, while he made his headquarters there, Washington was a frequent visitor at the house, along with Lafayette, Rochambeau, and others who helped to make the history of country.
For many years this old house possessed a unique
and most interesting meTHE EAST END OF THE HOUSE.
mento of Revolutionary days Ellison, and was still the property of the Ellisons -a pane of glass, in one of its windows, on at the time of the Revolution. Washington and which a French officer had scratched, with the his army were in camp near there for many diamond of his ring, the names of three belles