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  • On the 3rd of July 1778, while a considerable number of the able-bodied men were absent in the Connecticut service, a motley force of about 400 men and boys under Colonel Zebulon Butler were attacked and defeated near Kingston in the "battle of Wyoming" by about I 100 British, Provincial (Tory) and Indian troops under Major John Butler, and nearly three-fourths were killed or taken prisoners and subsequently massacred.
  • Motley, Rise of the Dutch Republic 1 5551584 (3 vols., 1856); Cambridge Modern History, vol.
  • To European eyes the native city, with its motley throng of Moors, Arabs, Jews and negroes, is the most interesting sight in Algiers.
  • Motley, Rise of the Dutch Republic; M.
  • Motley, Life and Death of John of Barneveldt (2 vols., The Hague, 1894); C. M.

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