Orderly Book of Sir John Johnson During the Oriskany Campaign, 1776-1777 (Google eBook)

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Joel Munsell's Sons, 1882 - Oriskany, Battle of, N.Y., 1777 - 475 pages
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Page xi - A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof (Jer.5:22-31).
Page cxxvi - This England never did, (nor never shall,) Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror, But when it first did help to wound itself. Now these her princes are come home again, Come the three corners of the world in arms, And we shall shock them : Nought shall make us rue, If England to itself do rest but true.
Page 170 - ... properties as may have been confiscated : and that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several States a reconsideration and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to render the said laws or acts perfectly consistent not only with justice and equity, but with that spirit of conciliation which on the return of the blessings of peace should universally prevail...
Page xcii - For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Page 243 - Americans may reasonably look forward to a time when they will have produced a civilization grander than any the world has known.
Page 169 - It is agreed that the Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states, to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights and properties, which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects...
Page 169 - Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective states, to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights and properties, which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects, and also of the estates, rights and properties of persons resident in districts in the possession of his Majesty's arms, and who have not borne arms against the said United States.
Page vii - I do hereby command them to obey you as their captain, and you are to observe and follow such orders and directions as you shall from time to time receive from me your Major, Major-Commandant, or any other of your superior officers, according to the rules and discipline of war.
Page 243 - The Republican form of government is the highest form of government ; but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature a type nowhere at present existing.
Page cxxiii - ... exercise only, he may appear without a knapsack. That the commissioned officers shall severally be armed with a sword, or hanger and espontoon, and that from and after five years from the passing of this act, all muskets for arming the militia as herein required, shall be of bores sufficient for balls of the eighteenth part of a pound. And every citizen so enrolled, and...

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