History of the United States: From the Discovery of the American Continent

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His difficulties and wants 68His fortitude
Provides for defence 72Lord Stirling 72Pennsylvania 72Willing
tion suspended 82Declaration of the convention 82Spirit of Jefferson
Danger from the savages 87Stuart the Indian agent 87Gage and
Martins opinion 91Confidence of Lord William Campbell 91Spirit
verian troops taken into British pay 101The senate of IIamburg befriend
of her first minister 105Alexis Orloff 106Potemkin 106Indifference
Remonstrance of the committee of Philadelphia 114Congress uncertain
Nor neglect the influence of principles 117Unity of the material universe
Antagonism between separated representative governments and unity of
134Reception of the proclamation in America 134Opinion of the wife
John Adams 135Massachusetts institutes an admiralty court 136Opin
Beaumarchais in London 146Hastens to Paris 146His memorial to
Gunning argues the case at large to Panin 152He offers to take fifteen
War to be transferred to New York 158Expedition against the southern colo
ty of Oxford 163Lord Stormont and the king of France 163Stormont
Adam Smith 173Of Josiah Tucker 174Of Soame Jenyns 174The
barks for St Johns 181Schuyler retreats 181His letter to congress
He is put in irons and sent to England 184Montgomery in want of good
Their progress 183Enos deserts 193They reach the portage 194Their
He summons Carleton to surrender the city 202His batteries 202Carle
A sally 210The party surrender 210Loss of the Americans 210Mac
Dumas 216De Bonvouloir arrives in Philadelphia 216His interview with
The Great Bridge 222Dunmores foray 222Orders a fort at Great Bridge
Consternation of the Scotch in Norfolk 228Crowds of people and runaway
continental service 232Committee of congress on the subject 232Decision

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الصفحة 469 - In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
الصفحة 458 - The second * day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to' be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.
الصفحة 378 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
الصفحة 379 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
الصفحة 162 - England will ere long repent of having removed the only check that could keep her colonies in awe. They stand no longer in need of her protection ; she will call on them to contribute towards supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
الصفحة 172 - To propose that Great Britain should voluntarily give up all authority over her colonies, and leave them to elect their own magistrates, to enact their own laws, and to make peace and war as they might think proper...
الصفحة 239 - O! ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose not only the tyranny but the tyrant, stand forth ! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the Globe. Asia and Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to depart. O! receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
الصفحة 235 - Tis not the affair of a city, a county, a province, or a kingdom, but of a continent — of at least one eighth part of the habitable globe. 'Tis not the concern of a day, a year, or an age ; posterity are virtually involved in the contest, and will be more or less affected, even to the end of time, by the proceedings now.
الصفحة 141 - Believe me, dear sir, there is not in the British Empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America.
الصفحة 34 - We are reduced to the alternative of choosing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. The latter is our choice. We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.

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