What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
administration American appear arms attempt authority believe Boston Britain British called carried cause CHAPTER character citizens civil commerce conduct congress consequences consider consideration constitution continue course direct duty eastern effect enemy England equal error established excited existence exported Extract fact federal federalists force foreign four France French friends give honour hope hostility Idem important impressed influence injury interest justice late letter manufactures March Massachusetts means measures ment merchants militia mind months nation necessary neutral never object officers opinion orders in council party passed peace period persons political port present president principle produce proper reader reason received regard require respect seamen secretary senate ship southern spirit strong submit success taken thing tion trade union United vessels Washington whole
Page 218 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 44 - That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel. And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 246 - ... our commerce has been plundered in every sea, the great staples of our country have been cut off from their legitimate markets, and a destructive blow aimed at our agricultural and maritime interests. In aggravation of these predatory measures they have been considered as in force from the dates of their notification, a retrospective effect being thus added, as has been done in other important cases, to the unlawfulness of the course pursued. And to render the outrage the more signal these mock...
Page 391 - Our situation is truly distressing. The check our detachment sustained on the 27th ultimo has dispirited too great a proportion of our troops and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition in order to repair our losses, are dismayed, intractable, and impatient to return. Great numbers of them have gone off — in some instances almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time.
Page 122 - Council, to order and it is hereby ordered, that all the ports and places of France and her allies, or of any other country at war with his Majesty, and all other ports or places in Europe, from which, although not at war with his Majesty, the British flag is excluded, and all ports or places in the colonies belonging to his Majesty's enemies, shall from henceforth...
Page 417 - Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
Page 45 - States at any time during the continuance of this act, to order all such aliens as he shall judge dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States, or shall have reasonable grounds to suspect are concerned in any treasonable or secret machinations against the government thereof, to depart out of the territory of the United States, within such time as shall be expressed in such order...
Page 318 - Wholly unacquainted with the world in which they are so fond of meddling, and inexperienced in all its affairs, on which they pronounce with so much confidence, they have nothing of politics but the passions they excite. Surely the church is a place where one day's truce ought to be allowed to the dissensions and animosities of mankind.