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Ethan Allen (1738–1789)

Allen, Ethan. An American Revolutionary hero; born at Litchfield, CT, Jan. 10, 1737; died near Burlington, VT, Feb. 13, 1789. His services in the war of independence, as colonel of the “Green Mountain Boys,” capturing Fort Ticonderoga “in the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress,” his attack on Montreal, sufferings as a prisoner in England, skillful diplomacy in behalf of Vermont, etc., are well known. He wrote an account of his captivity (1799), ‘A Vindication of Vermont’ (1784), and ‘Allen’s Theology, or the Oracles of Reason’ (1784), in which he declared reason to be the only oracle of man.