History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent

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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 Hamburg 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
sufferings 194Want of food 194They reach the Chaudière 195The
He summons Carleton to surrender the city 202His batteries 202Carle
A sally 210The party surrender 210Loss of the Americans 210_Mac
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
238Britain not the parent country 238The connection of no advantage
Germain 301The ministers demand unconditional submission 301Con
Ilis vanity 309His envy 309His courage 310His religious creed 3104
character 314His resolution is received for consideration 314Joseph Reed
Philadelphia propose a convention 323Opposition 323The call suspend
France should wish a continuation of the civil war 331Causes of apprehension
tocracy 341 Intrigues of Turgots enemies 341Sartine agrees with
Chastellux qnoted 341Turgot the real protector of the throne and the aris
British forces to be concentrated there 356 The expedition against
Turgot 362 Turgot dismissed from office 363De Clugny 363Effect
Scepticism uncreative 366To be rejected 366John Adams moves that
Politics of Virginia 375The Lees 375The family of Cary 375Unan
Equal right to the free exercise of religion 383Virginia founds her system
for it 388Uneasiness of the assembly 388Report of new instructions
North Carolina regiments 398_Orders of Lee 398Armstrong at Haddrells
the action 404Moultrie fires slowly 404Sends for powder 405Clin
416Insurmountable obstacles 417The Canadian clergy 417The
Wooster before Quebec 420His batteries 420Incompleteness of the regi
Attempt on Three Rivers 429Gallantry of Wayne 430Expedition
Its firmness 439Its votes 439The people consulted 439Unanimity
ing camp ordered 446Conference concurs in independence 446Unanim
Adams 451Dickinsons position 452His specch 452Opposes resolution
John Adams 459His meditations 459His triumphant joy 460The
The passage stricken out 466Slave trade branded as
It is written for all huñanity 472Its effect on the nations 473Its

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Page 464 - Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished...
Page 381 - 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.
Page 458 - You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 35 - In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it, for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our forefathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.
Page 467 - He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.

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