HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT VOL. VIII

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Provides for defence 72Lord Stirling 72Pennsylvania 72Willing
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tion suspended 82Declaration of the convention 82Spirit of Jefferson
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Danger from the savages 87Stuart the Indian agent 87Gage and
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Martins opinion 91Confidence of Lord William Campbell 91Spirit
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verian troops taken into British pay 101The senate of Hamburg befriend
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of her first minister 105Alexis Orloff 106Potemkin 106Indifference
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Remonstrance of the committee of Philadelphia 114Congress uncertain
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117 And that of intelligence 117Experience confirms intuitive reason
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Antagonism between separated representative governments and unity of
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CHAPTER XLIX
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134Reception of the proclamation in America 134Opinion of the wife
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John Adams 135Massachusetts institutes an admiralty court 136Opin
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Beaumarchais in London 146_Hastens to Paris 146His memorial to
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thousand 152The empress will not give him an audience 153Debate in
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War to be transferred to New York 158Expedition against the southern colo
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ty of Oxford 163Lord Stormont and the king of France 163Stormont
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Adam Smith 173Of Josiah Tucker 174_Of Soame Jenyns 174The
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barks for St Johns 181Schuyler retreats 181His letter to congress
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He is put in irons and sent to England 184Montgomery in want of good
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Their progress 193Enos deserts 193They reach the portage 194Their
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Ile summons Carleton to surrender the city 202His batteries 202Carle
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A sally 210The party surrender 210Loss of the Americans 210_Mac
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Dumas 216De Bonyouloir arrives in Philadelphia 216His interview with
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The Great Bridge 222Dunmores foray 222Orders a fort at Great Bridge
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Consternation of the Scotch in Norfolk 228Crowds of people and runaway
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continental service 232Committee of congress on the subject 232Decision
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Dorchester Heights 292Washington prepares to occupy them 292Rufus
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Germain 301The ministers demand unconditional submission 301Con
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His vanity 309_His envy 309His courage 310His religious creed 310
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character 314His resolution is received for consideration 314Joseph Reed
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Philadelphia propose a convention 323Opposition 323The call suspend
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France should wish a continuation of the civil war 331Causes of apprehension
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tocracy 341Intrigues of Turgots enemies 341Sartine agrees with
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Chastellux quoted 341Turgot the real protector of the throne and the aris
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British forces to be concentrated there 356The expedition against
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Turgot 362Turgot dismissed from office 363De Clugny 363Effect
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Scepticism uncreative 366To be rejected 366John Adams moves that
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Politics of Virginia 375The Lees 375The family of Cary 375Unan
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Equal right to the free exercise of religion 383Virginia founds her system
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for it 388Uneasiness of the assembly 388Report of new instructions
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North Carolina regiments 398Orders of Lee 398Armstrong at Haddrells
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the action 404Moultrie fires slowly 404Sends for powder 405Clin
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CHAPTER LXVII
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416_Insurniountable obstacles 417The Canadian clergy 417The
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Attempt on Three Rivers 429_Gallantry of Wayne 430Expedition
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Its firmness 439Its votes 439The people consulted 439Unanimity
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THE RESOLUTION OF INDEPENDENCE The first and second of July 1776
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Adams 451Dickinsons position 452His speech 452Opposes resolution
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John Adams 459His meditations 459His triumphant joy 460The
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insurrections 465The passage stricken out 466Slave trade branded as
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It is written for all humanity 472Its effect on the nations 473Its
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עמוד 466 - 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...
עמוד 383 - 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.
עמוד 381 - 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.
עמוד 460 - 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.
עמוד 37 - 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.
עמוד 469 - 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.
עמוד 382 - That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people, in assembly, ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses without their own consent, or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented, for the public good.
עמוד 241 - Nature hath deserted the connection, and art cannot supply her place. For, as Milton wisely expresses, "never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep.
עמוד 460 - 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.
עמוד 164 - 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.

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