The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Putnam's, 1893 - Estados Unidos - Historia
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (FE); Paul Leicester Ford, Editor; Copyright, 1893, G.P. Putnam's Sons; 10 Volume collection. Volume II: 1716-1781

Contents

To the President of Congress October 25th
353
To General Horatio Gates November 10th 360 VolunteersConvention troopsIntercepted letter
362
To the Speaker of the House of Delegates November
368
RecruitsFuture plans of British To General Washington December 15th
375
To the County Lieutenants of Hampshire and Berke
381
Expedition against Detroit To the Speaker of the House of Delegates December 29th
391
To General Baron Steuben January 2d
397
To General Baron Steuben January 7th
403
To Colonel John Nicholas January 10th
409
Protest against requisitions for supplies for conventioners To the Governor of Maryland January 15th
415
To Jacob Wray January 15th
417
To the President of Congress January 17th
423
Proclamation Concerning Paroles January 19th
429
To General Thomas Nelson January 25th 434 SuppliesConvening assemblyPrinting lawsMilitia
435
To January 31st
441
To the President of Congress February 8th
447
To General Thomas Nelson February 16th 452 Preparation for allies
453
To General Baron Steuben February 19th
459
To General George Rogers Clark February 19th
460
To General Thomas Nelson February 21st 463 Tilleys squadronHares visitMilitia
467
To General Marquis de Lafayette March 2d 477 Pilots for French vesselsPossibility of capturing British
477
To General Marquis de Lafayette March 8th
484
To General Marquis de Lafayette March 10th 493 Condition of Virginia
494
To the Virginia Delegates in Congress March 15th 500 Difference over exchange
501
To His Excellency the President of Congress March
505
To the Commanding Officer of the British March 24th
511

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Page 53 - 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.
Page 52 - He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
Page 48 - He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for naturalization of Foreigners refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither and raising the Conditions of new appropriations of Lands...
Page 239 - ... that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order...
Page 239 - Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief...
Page 52 - He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him; captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur a miserable death in their transportation thither.
Page 57 - We might have been a. free and a great people together; but a communication of grandeur and of freedom, it seems, is below their dignity. Be it so, since they will have it. The road to happiness and to glory is open to us too. We will tread it apart from them, and acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our eternal separation.
Page 97 - But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Page 52 - He has abdicated government here withdrawing his governors, and declaring us out of his allegiance and protection. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy [ ] unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
Page 238 - Almighty power to do ; that the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others...

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