Proceedings of the Bunker Hill Monument Association at the Annual Meeting

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Page 9 - Md. offered the following resolution, which was unanimously adopted by a rising vote : Resolved, That the...
Page 45 - I beg of you all, beloved citizens of Boston, to accept the respectful and warm thanks of a heart, which has for nearly half a century been devoted to your illustrious city...
Page 44 - This is not the movement of a turbulent populace, excited by the fresh laurels of some recent conqueror ; it is a grave, moral, intellectual impulse. " A whole people in the enjoyment of freedom, as perfect as the condition of our nature permits, recur with gratitude, increasing with the daily increasing sense of their blessings, to the memory of those, who, by their labours and in their blood, laid the foundation of our liberties.
Page 44 - American history, and are engraven in indelible traces on the hearts of the whole American people. " Accept then, Sir, in the sincere spirit in which it is offered, this simple tribute to your virtues. " Again, Sir, the citizens of Boston bid you welcome to the cradle of American Independence, and to scenes consecrated with the blood, shed by the earliest martyrs in its cause.
Page 44 - The citizens of Boston welcome you on your return to the United States ; mindful of your early zeal in the cause of American Independence, grateful for your distinguished share in the perils and glories of its achievements. — When urged by a generous sympathy, you first landed on these shores, you found a people engaged in an arduous and eventful struggle for liberty, with apparently inadequate means, and amidst dubious omens.
Page 46 - Son, whose early strength was given to her sacred struggles, and whose riper years are now permitted to behold the splendor of her triumphs. In the fulness of our hearts we give thanks to Almighty God, who has guided and guarded your high career of peril and renown. Permit us, beloved General, again to welcome you to our borders; to express our ardent hopes, that your valuable life may be prolonged to the utmost limits of earthly happiness; that the land which has been enriched with the dew of your...
Page 44 - After a lapse of nearly half a century, you find the same people prosperous beyond all hope and all precedent; their liberty secure; sitting in its strength; without fear and without reproach. "In your youth you joined the standard of three millions of people, raised in an unequal and uncertain conflict.
Page 43 - I profoundly felt the honor intended by the offer of a national ship, I hope I shall incur no blame by the determination I have taken to embark, as soon as it is in my power, in a private vessel. Whatever port I first attain, I shall, with the same eagerness, hasten to Boston...
Page 45 - What must be, sir, my feelings, at the blessed moment, when, after so, long an absence, I find myself again surrounded by the good citizens of Boston...
Page 47 - ... to come. That blood has called both American continents to republican independence, and has awakened the nations of Europe to a sense, and in future, I hope, to the practice of their rights. Such have been the effects of a resistance to oppression, which was, by many pretended wise men of the times, called rashness; while it was duty, virtue; — and has been a signal for the emancipation of mankind.

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