Dangerous Horse Trading
Ethan Allen knew nothing of what the outraged Yorkers would do after they had been released. He cared less. Thoughts of an enemy's retaliation, if ever he had any such thoughts, never troubled his sleep. Arriving in Windsor on the 3rd of June, 1779, he received a great welcome from his old cronies in the Assembly; nor did they stop there with their appreciation. They voted pay for the volunteers who had arrested the Putneyites and others, and they elected their leader to be brigadier general of the Vermont militia.
At Last the men of Vermont had recognized officially the one among them who had fought with no holds barred to make a state out of the Grants. It did the old soldier's heart good. He beamed over a dozen or so stonewalls and could see nothing but rural felicity on every hand.
The Assembly now appointed Ira Allen to be surveyor- general of Vermont. He was already its treasurer and a member of the Council, and this new office was destined to be even more important, at least so far as the Onion River Company was concerned.
General Allen, in fine fettle but in the same old regimen-