The History of the United States of America, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1849 - United States
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Contents

New Hampshire Army
76
Battle of Bunker Hill Death of Warren
82
Indian Commissioners Postoffice Hospital
88
Georgia adopts the Association
95
THIRTEEN UNITED COLONIES CAMP BEFORE BOSTON
99
Camp before Boston Reenlistment of the Army
107
Parliamentary Proceedings
113
Georgia Flight of Governor Wright
120
Hesitation of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
125
Commercial Regulations Agent sent to France
131
Ratified by New York Pennsylvania Convention
137
Affairs of the Northern Department
143
Battle of Long Island
149
Washington crosses the Hudson
155
State Governments of Maryland and Delaware
161
Battle of Princeton
169
Cavalry Pickering Adjutant General
173
Commissioners to France
179
CHAPTER XXXVI
186
Foreign Officers Jealousy as to Rank
192
Indian Allies Proclamation Ticonderoga taken
197
Langdon and Stark Battle of Bennington
203
Second Battle of Behmuss Heights Skirmishes
209
Gatess Reputation Wilkinson Schuyler
215
Philadelphia abandoned Washingtons extraordinary Powers
221
Defense of Red Bank
225
Distress of the Army
231
Detention of Burgoynes Army
237
Small Success of the British Loyalist Corps
243
Foraging Parties Washingtons Anny
248
The British Commission Johnstones Overtures to Reed
254
Troubles from the Western Indians Clarkes Expedition
260
Articles of Confederation Jay President of Congress
266
His Address and Paines Reply
268
Reorganization of the American Army
274
Danger of Charleston Neutrality proposed
280
Kings Ferry on the Hudson occupied by the British
281
Hostilities with the Six Nations New Jersey Troops
287
Repulse at Savannah
293
Issue of Paper stopped Bills of Exchange Expenditures
299
Clintons Expedition against South Carolina
304
CHAPTER XLIII
354
Nelson Governor Complaints against Jefferson Dictator
357
Efforts of Clinton fcr his Relief
370
STATE CONSTITUTIONS THE CONFEDERATION WEST
374
Forms of Judicial Proceedings Law Reports
380
Descent of landed Property
387
Redemptioners
395
The Continental Congress
401
Heads of Departments Finance
404
Western Settlements Pennsylvania Law of Treason
410
Shelburne Prime Minister his Views 41
416
The Negotiation proceeds without the Knowledge of Ver
418
Operations in the Southern Department Georgia recovered
424
Letter of Marbois
429
Parties in Congress
430
Renewed Discontents among the Officers last Promotions
436
Carleton refuses to surrender the Negro Refugees
440
Acceptance of the Virginia Cession
448
Committee of States
454
Difficulties with Great Britain
455
Treaties with the Southwestern Indians and the Shawanese
461
Symptoms of Disruption
468
Troops raised by Congress
474
Protestant Episcopal Church
480
FORMATION OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION
482
Second Branch of the national Legislature Term of Service
488
Proposed Amendment to the Articles 403
489
The national Plan reported back to the House
494
Last Effort for a proportional second Branch
501
Delegates from New Hampshire take their Seats
503
Regulation of Commerce Slave Trade
509
The three Compromises of the Constitution
519
Objections of Mason Randolph and Gerry
525
Estimate for 1787 fourteenth Requisition 630
531
Ratifications by Maryland South Carolina and New Hamp
537
Application of Kentucky referred to the new Government
543
AUTHOKITIES
549
INDEX
565
Transylvania 97
587
Virginia plundered by Matthews 281
590

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Page 87 - In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, 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 442 - ... doubtful war. Called upon by your country to defend its invaded rights, you accepted the sacred charge, before it had formed alliances, and whilst it was without funds or a government to support you. You have conducted...
Page 125 - That it be recommended to the provincial convention of New Hampshire to call a full and free representation of the people, and that the representatives, if they think it necessary, establish such a form of government as, in their judgment, will best produce the happiness of the people, and most effectually secure peace and good order in the province, during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the colonies.
Page 45 - This assembly is like no other that ever existed. Every man in it is a great man, an orator, a critic, a statesman; and therefore every man upon every question must show his oratory, his criticism, and his political abilities. The consequence of this is that business is drawn and spun out to an immeasurable length.
Page 56 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 136 - December last be recalled, and the restrictions therein contained removed ; and that the Deputies of said Colony, or any three or more of them, be authorized and empowered to concur with the other United Colonies, or a majority of them, in declaring the United Colonies free and independent States...
Page 514 - Religion and humanity had nothing to do with this question. Interest alone is the governing principle with nations. The true question at present is, whether the Southern States shall or shall not be parties to the Union.
Page 515 - Slavery discourages arts and manufactures. The poor despise labor when performed by slaves. They prevent the immigration of whites, who really enrich and strengthen a country. They produce the most pernicious effect on manners. Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgment of Heaven on a country.
Page 50 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
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