Selections from the Correspondence of the Executive of New Jersey, from 1776 to 1786

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Printed at the Newark Daily Advertiser Office, 1848 - New Jersey - 368 pages
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Page 321 - ... disagreeable or injurious to others : that it is liable to as " few exceptions as could reasonably have been expected, we hope " and believe : that it may promote the lasting welfare of that country " so dear to us all, and secure her freedom and happiness, is our most " ardent wish; " With great respect, we have the honor to be, sir, your excellency's " most obedient and humble servants, " GEORGE WASHINGTON, President, " By unanimous order of the convention. " His excellency the PRESIDENT OF...
Page 293 - ... with grateful hearts, to celebrate the praises of our gracious Benefactor ; to confess our manifold sins ; to offer up our most fervent supplications to the God of all Grace, that it may please him to pardon our offences, and incline our hearts for the future to keep all his laws...
Page 275 - The resolution recommending the duty, specifies the object of it to be the discharge of the principal and interest of the debts already contracted, or which may be contracted on the faith of the United States for supporting the present war.
Page 330 - State as an agent to borrow money here, is broke and absconded. His creditors are all worrying me with their complaints, who have nothing to do with his affairs. I have long since mentioned the inconvenience of the attempts of separate States to borrow money in Europe. They have hurt our credit, and produced nothing. We have put faith in every adventurer who pretended to have influence here, and who, when he arrived, had none but what our appointment gave him.
Page 162 - American officer would become as despicable as it is now glorious. " I confess the appearances in the present instance are disagreeable, but I am convinced they seem to mean more than they really do. The Jersey officers have not been outdone by any others in the qualities either of citizens or soldiers ; and I am confident no part of them would seriously intend any thing that would be a stain on their former reputation.
Page 333 - The two subjects of complaint with the army appear to be, the delay of the three months' payment, which had been expected, and the want of a settlement of accounts. I have thought myself authorized to assure them, that Congress had attended and would attend particularly to their grievances, and have made some little variations respecting furloughs from what was at first proposed.
Page 231 - I have taken the liberty to advise, occasional aids of the militia will be still wanted, but in much less number in this case than in the other. I have entire confidence, that the respective legislatures will be fully impressed with the importance and delicacy of the present juncture, and will second the views of the committee by the most speedy and vigorous efforts. With every sentiment of respect and esteem, I...
Page 163 - At the opening of a campaign, when under marching orders for an important service, their own honor, duty to the public and to themselves, and a regard to military propriety, will not suffer them to persist in a measure which would be a violation of them alL...
Page 297 - We, the people of the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, do ordain, declare, and establish the following Constitution for the government of ourselves and our posterity : ARTICLE I.
Page 161 - Our resources have been hitherto very limited ; the situation of our money is no small embarrassment, for which, though there are remedies, they cannot be the work of a...

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