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Sketch of the Life of Bvt; Brig. Gen. Sylvester Churchill

Excerpt from Sketch of the Life of Bvt; Brig. Gen. Sylvester Churchill: Inspector General U. S. Army, With Notes and Appendices In the year 1884, two gentlemen of my name, residing in or near Boston, requested me to give them such information as I possessed concerning a branch of the descendants of John Churchill, of Plymouth, Mass., their ancestor and mine. I was not able to render them much assistance. In fact, I am under obligations to them for valuable information. I never had any taste for genealogy. But, from my earliest recollection, my father had some memoranda concerning his ancestry, and to these he made additions at various times. In the latter part of his life, he prepared a compilation which I found among his papers. Using it as a basis, I added a few facts which had not been ascertained, and brought everything down to a later date. This I did for the benefit of some young relatives of mine. After the receipt of the request, which I have mentioned, and in order that I might comply with it, I endeavored to obtain full particulars concerning the descendants of my father's brothers and sisters, but have not accomplished all that I wished. In the course of my correspondence with those gentlemen, one of them wrote to me: "You have much in your father's history towards making a readable book." It is the result of this suggestion that the following sketch has been prepared. It was my intention, when it was commenced, to make it quite brief, and, on its being printed, to distribute it, with all the information in my possession concerning the descendants of my father's brothers and sisters, as well as of his own, among his adult relatives, and to ask for corrections and additions. This is all I contemplated. The work grew upon my hands, and, as I think, in accord with the intrinsic merits of the subject treated. Irrespective of what might otherwise have been the case, the fact that my father was an officer of the army for fifty years prevented his exercising any influence in matters of legislation, or in giving shape to the measures of Government, State or National. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.
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