Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress

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"Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress"

"GREAT JEHOVAH AND THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS." Four years after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, New York, on 10 May 1775, Ethan Allen recorded that he had demanded the surprised commandant to surrender, in what has become a famous phrase, "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress."

SEE ALSO Allen, Ethan; Ticonderoga, New York, American Capture of.


Allen, Ethan. A Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allen's Captivity. Burlington, Vt.: C. Goodrich 1846.

Bellesiles, Michael A. Revolutionary Outlaw: Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

French, Allen. The First Year of the American Revolution. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1934.

                              revised by Harold E. Selesky