History of New York During the Revolutionary War: And of the Leading Events in the Other Colonies at that Period, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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New York Historical Society, 1879 - American loyalists
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Contents

I
32
II
53
III
69
IV
80
V
99
VI
134
VII
157
VIII
183
X
234
XI
260
XII
278
XIII
298
XIV
317
XV
328
XVI
351
XVII
368

IX
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Page 510 - America, extend the power of the admiralty courts beyond their ancient limits, deprive the American subject of trial by jury, authorize the...
Page 474 - Legislature, whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this association; and when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of a majority of any such committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this association, that such majority do forthwith cause the truth of the case to be published in the Gazette, to the end that all such foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as...
Page 513 - America, and for more effectually preventing the clandestine running of goods in the said colonies and plantations ; and that it may be proper to repeal an act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, entitled. An Act to discontinue, in such manner, and for such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading, or shipping, of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town and within the harbour of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America...
Page 502 - Acts of the British Parliament; until a Reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on Constitutional Principles (which we most ardently Desire) can be obtained; And that we will, in all Things follow the Advice of our General Committee, respecting the Purposes aforesaid, the Preservation of Peace and good Order, and the Safety of Individuals and private property.
Page 404 - That the Rector, Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Church in the city of New York, are a valid corporation, with full power to hold the real estate which has been referred to.
Page 501 - Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America, depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants, in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety, and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend a dissolution of the powers of government...
Page 409 - O pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls : and plenteousness within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes : I will wish thee prosperity.
Page 600 - We made a miserable, disorderly retreat from New York, owing to the disorderly conduct of the militia, who ran at the appearance of the enemy's advanced guard. Fellows's and Parsons's brigades ran away from about fifty men, and left his Excellency on the ground within eighty yards of the enemy, so vexed at the infamous conduct of the troops, that he sought death rather than life.
Page 487 - Esquires, any six of whom to be a committee, whose business it shall be to obtain the most early and authentic intelligence of all such acts and resolutions of the British Parliament, or proceedings of Administration, as may relate to or affect the British colonies in America, and to keep up and maintain a correspondence and communication with our sister colonies, respecting these important considerations; and the result of such their proceedings, from time to time, to lay before this House.
Page 501 - Bay, do, in the most solemn manner, resolve never to become slaves; and do associate under all the ties of religion, honor and love to our country, to adopt and endeavor to carry into execution whatever measures may be recommended by the Continental Congress, or resolved upon by our Provincial Convention for the purpose of preserving our Constitution...