Excerpt from When Israel Putnam Served the King It was within a few months after having been hour ably discharged from the service (probably in 1815) that the writer, Ech Wilson, met one Captain Zenas Sea bury, an old man nearly eighty years of age, who repeated the substance of this story, to prove to the boy so lately from the second con ict with the mother country, that in the olden 'times soldiers were soldiers, and t make believes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.