Allen, Ethan, a commander in the Revolution; born in Connecticut about 1742; was the leader of the "Green Mountain Boys "in their disputes with New York about the boundaries of the States. In 1775, with only eighty-three men, he captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point. He was afterward taken prisoner while en-gaged in the expedition against Montreal, and was kept in confinement by the British for more than two pears and a half, during which time he was barbarously treated. Having been exchanged, he was commissioned major-general of the State militia. He wrote an account of his imprisonment, a book entitled Reason the only Oracle of Man, and some political treatises. Died February 13, 17 89.
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