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" The education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner unknown to any other people, ancient or modern, so that a native American, who cannot read and write, is as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. "
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT - Page 324
by GEORGE BANCROFT - 1857
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A Collection of State-papers, Relative to the First ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

Law - 1782 - 100 pages
...provifion by law, The confequcnces of thefe eftablifhments we fee and feel every day.—A native of America who cannot read and write, is as rare an appearance as a Jacobite, or a Roman Catholic, ie as rare as a comet or an earthquake.— It has been obferveJ, that...
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Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, Volume 8

John Sanderson, Robert Waln, Henry Dilworth Gilpin - 1827
...destitute of a grammar school-master for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public in a manner, that I believe has been unknown to any other people ancient or modern. "The consequences of these establishments...
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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States ..., Volume 3

John Adams, Charles Francis Adams - United States - 1851
...destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments...
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A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent ...

George Bancroft - 1852
...priestcraft and feudalism — of spiritual and temporal despotism. "This great struggle" — these are his words — "peopled America. Not religion alone,...Great Britain, to enslave all America. Be it CHAP. XVII. remembered, Liberty must at all hazards be defended. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents,...
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History of the United States: The American revolution

George Bancroft - United States - 1852
...priestcraft and feudalism — of spiritual and temporal despotism. "This great struggle" — these are his words — "peopled America. Not .religion...as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. "There seems to be a direct and formal design on foot in Great Britain, to enslave all America. Be...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT

GEORGE BANCROFT - 1856
...-priestcraft and feudalism — of spiritual and temporal despotism. "This great struggle" — these are his words— " peopled America. Not religion alone,...Great Britain, to enslave all America. Be it CHAP. XVII remembered, Liberty must at all hazards be defended. — ^ Rulers are no more than attorneys,...
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History of the United States: from the discovery of the American ..., Volume 5

George Bancroft - United States - 1864
...words — " peopled America. Not religion alone, a love of universal liberty projected, conducted, arid accomplished its settlement. After their arrival here,...as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. "There seems to be a direct and formal design on foot in Great Britain, to enslave all America. Be...
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The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle, Volume 1

Henry Thomas Buckle - Great Britain - 1872 - 1412 pages
...otherwise, previous to the Declaration of Independence, has been found."3 In 1765, John Adams says, " A native American who cannot read and write is as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake." 4 Bancroft 5 says, " The exceedingly valuable history of the American Revolution, by Gordon." An able...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES,

GEORGE BANCROFT - 1875
...government of the state, more agreeable to the dignity of human nature than any they had seen in Europe. u Convinced that nothing could preserve their posterity...remembered, Liberty must at all hazards be defended. — ^ Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees Sept " for the people ; and if the trust...
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History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the ..., Volume 3

George Bancroft - United States - 1876
...colleges, and made provision by law that every town should be furnished with a slpt. grammar school. The education of all ranks of people was made the...as rare an appearance as a comet or an earthquake. " There seems to be a direct and formal design on foot in Great Britain to enslave all America. Be...
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