Letters from America, Historical and Descriptive: Comprising Occurrences from 1769 to 1777 Inclusive
author, and sold, 1792 - American Confederate voluntary exiles - 455 pages
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Page 275 - Britain ; and it is necessary that the exercise of every kind of authority under the said Crown should be totally suppressed, and all the powers of Government exerted under the authority of the people of the Colonies for the preservation of internal peace, virtue, and good order, as well as for the defence of their lives, liberties, and properties, against the hostile invasions, and cruel depredations of their enemies...
Page 196 - Good name, in man, and woman, Is the immediate jewel of their souls...
Page 162 - That it is the opinion of this meeting, that the gentlemen of the law of this province bring no suit for the recovery of any debt due from any inhabitant of this province, to any inhabitant of Great Britain, until the said act be repealed.
Page 196 - tis his ; and has been flave to tho-ufands; But he, that filches from me my good name, Robs me of That, which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Page 160 - That the inhabitants of this city will, and it is the opinion of this meeting, that this province ought immediately to break off all trade and dealings with that colony or province, which shall refuse or decline to come into similar resolutions with a majority of the colonies.
Page 104 - On this continent, this very ufeful and valuable timber attains its higheft flate of perfeclion in about fifty or fixty years : the natural confequence is, that being of a light and porous quality, it will not endure the depredations of time, in any degree equal to that which advances by flow degrees to maturity.
Page 69 - The generality of the inhabitants in this province are very little acquainted with those fallacious pretences, by which numbers are continually induced to embark for this continent. On the contrary, they too generally conceive an opinion that the difference is merely nominal between the indented servant and the convicted felon...