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Page 30 - Persuaded that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America, depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants, in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety, and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend a dissolution of the powers of government...
Page 31 - ... may be recommended by the continental congress, or resolved upon by our provincial convention, for the purpose of preserving our constitution and opposing the execution of the several arbitrary and oppressive acts of the British parliament...
Page 113 - I was appointed Provost Marshal to the royal army, which placed me in a situation to wreak my vengeance on the Americans. I shudder to think of the murders I have been accessory to, both with and without orders from Government, especially while in New York — during which time there were more than two thousand prisoners starved in the different churches, by stopping their rations, which I sold.
Page 113 - Barrack street, and the neighborhood of the upper barracks, to order the people to shut their window shutters, and put out their lights, forbidding them at the same time to presume to look out of their windows and doors on pain of death, after which the unfortunate prisoners were conducted, gagged, just behind the upper barracks, and hung without ceremony, and...
Page 24 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 117 - Commissioners for restoring peace to his Majesty's Colonies in North America : The humble Representation and Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Queens County, on the Island of Nassau, in the Province of New- York : Your Excellencies having, by your Declaration of July last, opened to us the pleasing prospect of returning peace and security, long banished by the many calamities surrounding us, we entertained the most sanguine expectations that the Colonies would at length have submitted...
Page 18 - Inquiry. Can I Join the Church of Rome while my Rule of Faith is the Bible?
Page 113 - I have however candor enough to assure you, as much as I abhor every principle of inhumanity, or ungenerous conduct, I should were I in more authority, burn every committee-man's house within my reach. As I deem those agents the wicked instruments of the continued calamities of this country; and in order sooner to purge this country of them I am willing to give twenty-five dollars for every acting committeeman, who shall be delivered up to the King's troops.