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Page 201 - Vermont, of all people, would be the most miserable, Were she ' obliged to defend the independence of the United (claiming) States, and they, at the same time, at full liberty to overturn and ruin the independence of Vermont.
Page 202 - I am as resolutely determined to defend the independence of Vermont as congress that of the United States, and rather than fail will retire with the hardy Green Mountain Boys into the desolate caverns of the mountains, and wage war with human nature at large.
Page 25 - Arrived there about 11 o'clock; in my way at the thither end of the carrying place, I met a flag of truce from Presque Isle, desiring to know the number of officers I had in my hands, from the action of the 24th, and begging I would advance them anything they might want, they being men of fortune and credit.
Page 211 - I will only add a few words upon the subject of the negotiations, which have been carried on between you and the enemy in Canada and in New York. I will take it for granted, as you assert it, that they were so far innocent, that there never was any serious intention of joining Great Britain in their attempts to subjugate your country...
Page 201 - I do not hesitate to say, I am fully grounded in opinion, that Vermont has an indubitable right to agree on terms of cessation of hostilities with Great Britain, provided the United States persist in rejecting her application for a union with them.
Page 211 - They have numerous friends among us, who only want a proper opportunity to show themselves openly, and that internal disputes and feuds will soon break us in pieces; at the same time the seeds of distrust and jealousy are scattered among ourselves by a conduct of this kind.
Page 11 - The majority of the assembly is composed of Quakers ; whilst that is the case they will always oppose every measure of government, and support that independence which is deeprooted everywhere in this country. The taxes which the people pay are really so trifling that they do not deserve the name ; so that if some method is not found...
Page 255 - They would not be the aggressors, but they would defend their own just rights, or perish in the attempt to the last man ; they were but a handful of small people, but they would die like men, which they thought preferable to misery and distress if deprived of their hunting grounds.
Page 210 - The crisis is arrived when coercion alone must decide the part Vermont will take, and that measure should be determined upon from the minute the troops directed by Lord George to appear upon their frontiers shall take post, and must be carried into execution as far as possible, after giving them sufficient notice, by laying waste their country if they do not accept the terms offered...