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Page 509 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 298 - March on ! carry me into the fort, for I will die at the head of my column...
Page 254 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Page 512 - When Disunion has become a fixed and certain fact, why may not New York disrupt the bands which bind her to a venal and corrupt master — to a people and a party that have plundered her revenues, attempted to ruin her commerce, taken away the power of self-government, and destroyed the Confederacy of which she was the proud Empire City...
Page 107 - Esq., or, in his absence, to such as for the time being take care for preserving the peace and administering the laws in their Majesties' province of New York, in America.
Page 235 - But examine the passions and feelings of mankind, Bring the doctrine of reconciliation to the touchstone of nature, and then tell me, whether you can hereafter love, honor, and faithfully serve the power that hath carried fire and sword into your land?
Page 400 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 209 - October it was resolved, though not unanimously, " that this congress approve the opposition of the inhabitants of the Massachusetts Bay to the execution of the late acts of parliament ; and if the same shall be attempted to be carried into execution by force, in such case, all America ought to support them in their opposition.
Page 312 - The Board having maturely considered these facts, DO ALSO REPORT to His Excellency General Washington, that Major Andre, Adjutant General to the British Army, ought to be considered as a Spy from the enemy ; and that, agreeable to the law and usage of nations, it is their opinion he ought to suffer death.
Benson John Lossing
Benson John Lossing
Mohawk Valley Community College