Rise of the United Empire Loyalists: A Sketch of American History

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British Whig Publishing Company, 1906 - American loyalists - 120 pages

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Page 77 - Such a dearth of public spirit, and such want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God's mercy that I may never be witness to again.
Page 82 - Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken. Th^ey have men amongst them who know very well what they are about...
Page 18 - Mr. Drummond! You are very welcome. I am more glad to see you than any man in Virginia. Mr. Drummond, you shall be hanged in half an hour...
Page 16 - The burgesses, who were immediately convened, resolving to become the arbiters of the fate of the colony, enacted, " that the supreme power of the government of this country shall be resident in the assembly; and all writs shall issue in its name, until there shall arrive from England a commission, which the assembly itself shall adjudge to be lawful.
Page 108 - If I were to be called upon to draw a picture of the times and of men, from what I have seen, heard, and in part know, I should in one word say, that idleness, dissipation, and extravagance seem to have laid fast hold of most of them ; that speculation, peculation, and an insatiable thirst for riches seem to have got the better of every other consideration, and almost of every order of men...
Page 9 - He was at this time about forty, and a man of charming manners. His politeness was proverbial, and delighted the Virginians, who had a weakness for courtliness. He belonged to an ancient English family ; believed in monarchy, as a devotee believes in his saint; and brought to the little capital at Jamestown all the graces, amenities, and well-bred ways which at that time were articles of faith with the Cavaliers. He was certainly a Cavalier of cavaliers, taking that word to signify an adherent of...
Page 50 - Divers gentlemen and others being joined in a military company, desired to be made a corporation, but the council considering from the example of the Praetorian band among the Romans and the templars in Europe, how dangerous it might be to erect a standing authority of military men, which might easily in time overthrow the civil power, thought fit to stop it betimes, yet they were allowed to be a company, but subordinate to all authority.
Page 82 - During the whole affair, the rebels attacked us in a very scattered, irregular manner, but with perseverance and resolution, nor did they ever dare to form into any regular body. Indeed they knew too well what was proper, to do so. Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob, will find himself very much mistaken.
Page 37 - All such shall be acknowledged Patroons of New Netherland who shall, within the space of four years next after they have given notice to any of the Chambers of the Company here, or to the Commander or Council there, undertake to plant a Colonie there of fifty souls, upwards of fifteen years old...
Page 62 - Pitt, who is said to have told Mr. Franklin, " that when the war closed, if he should be in the ministry, he would take measures to prevent the colonies from having a power to refuse or delay the supplies that might be wanted for national purposes.

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