The Struggle for American Independence, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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J.B. Lippincott, 1908 - United States
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Page 169 - I believe the men who have conducted the affairs of America incapable of being influenced by improper motives ; but in all such transactions there is risk. And I think, that whoever ventures should be secured, at the same time, that honour and emolument should naturally follow the fortune of those who have steered the vessel in the storm, and brought her safely to port. I think Washington and the president have a right to every...
Page 498 - My situation now becomes very critical ; we dare not show a gun to their old batteries, and I expect that their new ones will open to-morrow morning.
Page 349 - if they did not desist from their opposition to the British arms, he would march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword."* This threat accomplished more than Ferguson bargained for.
Page 311 - I am mistaken if at this time Arnold is undergoing the torments of a mental hell. He wants feeling. From some traits of his character which have lately come to my knowledge, he seems to have been so...
Page 548 - I told him, I was so strongly impressed with the kind assistance afforded us by France in our distress, and the generous and noble manner in which it was granted, without exacting or stipulating for a single privilege, or particular advantage to herself in our commerce, or otherwise, that I could never suffer myself to think of such reasonings for lessening the obligation ; and I hoped, and, indeed, did not doubt, but my countrymen were all of the same sentiments.
Page 189 - I believe will close the war, retire from a service, at the head of which is placed a man capable of offering such injuries ; but at the same time, in justice to you, I must repeat that I, from my soul, believe that it was not a motion of your own breast...
Page 430 - With a smile of complacency this exemplary lady listened to the embarrassed officer, and gave instant relief to his agitated feelings, by declaring, that she was gratified with the opportunity of contributing to the good of her country, and that she should view the approaching scene with delight.
Page 2 - Delaware in 1776, trembling for the fate of America, which nothing but the infatuation of the enemy could have saved; we should not have remained all the succeeding winter at their mercy, with sometimes scarcely a sufficient body of men to mount the ordinary guards, liable at every moment to be dissipated, if they had only thought proper to march against us...
Page 92 - September), many placed themselves in high trees, in the rear of their own line ; and there was seldom a minute's interval of smoke in any part of our line, without officers being taken off by single shot.
Page 543 - States shall continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind on the Grand Bank, and on all the other banks of Newfoundland; also, in the Gulph of St. Lawrence, and at all other places in the sea, where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish...

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