With Vermont, the Revolutionary contest possessed a double interest, and while she lent her aid to redress national grievances, she also maintained a spirited contest on her own account, resolving to secure her independence from New York. The territory treated of in this work, however, has none of -the romantic stories and, traditions of this period that grace the annals of localities earlier settled. The people of the New Hampshire Grants, as may well be supposed, entered with an especially hearty zeal, into this contest.. Their schooling had been such as to render them an exceedingly undesirable foe to meet, as a large portion of the settlers had served in the French and Indian war, and during the twelve or fifteen years that had intervened, had been almost continuously at strife with New York, and entertained a feeling of deadly hatred against King George and the British parliament. It is not strange, then, that the ” Green Mountain Boys ” were soon both feared and respected by their adversaries. The surrender of Cornwallis, at Yorktown,. October 17, 1781, virtually put an end to all these troubles, and the ” Green Mountain Boys” were soon again enjoying the privileges of peace.