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Page 4 - Americans their supreme unalienable right in their property; a right which they are justified in the defence of to the last extremity. To maintain this principle is the common cause of the Whigs on the other side of the Atlantic, and on this. " Tis liberty to liberty engaged," that they will defend themselves, their families, and their country.
Page 15 - ... no danger shall affright, no difficulties intimidate us; and if, in support of our rights, we are called to encounter even death, we are yet undaunted; sensible that he can never die too soon who lays down his life in support of the laws and liberties of his country.
Page 5 - Suppose the colonies do abound in men, what does that signify ? They are raw, undisciplined, cowardly men. I wish instead of forty or fifty thousand of these brave fellows, they would produce in the field at least two hundred thousand, the more the better, the easier would be the conquest ; if they did not run away they would starve themselves into compliance with our measures.
Page 161 - ... to be applied to the relief of the widows, orphans, and aged parents of our beloved American fellow subjects, who, faithful to the character of Englishmen, preferring death to slavery, were for that reason only inhumanly murdered by the King's (meaning his said Majesty's) troops at or near Lexington and Concord, in the province of Massachusetts...
Page 10 - ... all and every such person and persons as shall at any time hereafter, in a hostile manner, attempt, or enterprise the destruction, invasion, detriment, or annoyance of this Commonwealth...
Page 162 - Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
Page 4 - ... resolution, all •hope of a reconciliation is extinct. The Americans will triumph — the whole continent of North America will be dismembered from Great Britain, and the wide arch of the raised empire fall. But I hope the just vengeance of the people will overtake the authors of these pernicious counsels, and the loss of the first province of the empire be speedily followed by the loss of the heads of those ministers who first invented them.
Page 14 - He says they will be lions while we are lambs ; but if we take the resolute part, they will undoubtedly prove very meek.