Collections of the Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.̈ (Google eBook)

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1899 - Maine
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Page 301 - You know the rest. In the books you have read, How the British Regulars fired and fled, How the farmers gave them ball for ball, From behind each fence and farm-yard wall, Chasing the red-coats down the lane, Then crossing the fields to emerge again Under the trees at the turn of the road, And only pausing to fire and load.
Page 347 - This Commission to continue in Force until revoked by this or a future Congress.
Page 2 - Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties; and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of the people, it shall be the duty of legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them;...
Page 347 - And you are to observe and follow such orders and directions from time to time as you shall receive from this or a future Congress of the United Colonies or Committee of Congress, for that purpose appointed...
Page 347 - We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be general and commander-in-chief of the army of the United Colonies...
Page 174 - They rose as one man to revenge their Brethren's blood, and at the point of the Sword to assert and defend their native Rights. They nobly dared to be Free ! ! ! The contest was long, bloody, and affecting. Righteous Heaven approved the Solemn Appeal ; Victory crowned their Arms, and the Peace, Liberty, and Independence of the United States of America was their glorious Reward. Built in the year 1799.
Page 5 - Esq., be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint the time and place for holding the first meeting of said Trustees, and notify them thereof.
Page 68 - ... sent boys, old men and invalids ; if they belonged to the train band or alarm list they were soldiers, whether they could carry a gun, walk a mile without crutches, or only compos mentis sufficient to keep themselves out of fire and water.
Page 347 - And we do hereby strictly charge and require all Officers and Soldiers under your Command, to be obedient to your Orders, and diligent in the Exercise of their several Duties.
Page 132 - A court of nations, composed of the most able civilians in the world, to arbitrate or judge such cases as should be brought before it, by the mutual consent of two or more contending nations...

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