Universal History, Ancient and Modern: From the Earliest Records of Time, to the General Peace of 1801, Volume 24

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Isaac Collins and sons, 1805 - World history
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Page 248 - the mean time exposed to all the danger of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states, for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the condition; of
Page 249 - free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries, so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these colonies: For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the form of our governments: For suspending our own
Page 274 - and those who have the superintendence of them, to his holy keeping. " Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action; and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have long acted, I here ofl'er my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life.
Page 250 - people. Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts made by their legislatures to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction overus. We have reminded them of the circumstances
Page 238 - support of the glorious cause. I beg they will accept my most cordial thanks for this distinguished testimony of their approbation. " But, lest some unlucky event should happen unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal
Page 239 - As to pay, sir, I beg leave to assure the congress, that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge, and that
Page 13 - Columbus, standing on the forecastle, observed a light at a distance, and privately pointed it out to Pedro Guttierez, a page of the queen's wardrobe. Guttierez perceived it, and calling out to the comptroller of the fleet, all three saw it in motion, as if it were carried from place to place. A little after
Page 234 - excepting only from the benefit of that pardon Samuel Adams and John Hancock, whose offences were said to be of too flagitious a nature to admit of any other consideration than that of condign punishment. In June the Americans attempted to fortify
Page 217 - this opposition Virginia took the lead: a number of resolutions were passed by the house of burgesses, which declared " those to be enemies to their country, who should, by writing or speaking, maintain that any person or persons, other than, the general assembly of this colony, have any right or power to impose
Page 14 - returned thanks to God for conducting their voyage to such a happy issue. They then took solemn possession of the country for the Crown of Castile and Leon. The Spaniards, while thus employed, were surrounded by many of the natives, who gazed in silent admiration upon actions

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