Publications, Volume 4

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The Society, 1907 - Local history
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Page 128 - ... clergy, which was allowed them, and thereupon they were each of them burnt in the hand in open court, and discharged.
Page 65 - One might pass in review the great figures of our revolutionary epoch, one by one, and show that then, seven years before the declaration of independence, there was not a man, except Samuel Adams, who looked forward to it and worked for it. The world generally had not conceived of the attainment of independence as a present possibility. Those who came to think it possible, like Franklin, Dickinson of Pennsylvania, and James Otis, shrunk from the idea as involving calamity, and only tried to secure...
Page 145 - A laurel wreath th" immortal Warren bears ; An arch triumphal Mercer's hand prepares ; Young Lawrence 'erst th' avenging bolt of war With port majestic guides the glittering car ; " Montgomery's God-like form directs the way, And Greene unfolds the gates of endless day, While angels trumpet-tongn'd proclaim through air, Due honors for the first of men, prepare.
Page 71 - ... compliance with all my orders, and I cannot help adding, on this occasion, for the zeal you have discovered, at all times and under all circumstances, to promote the good of the service in general, and the great objects of our cause.
Page 63 - The true plan of government, which reason and the experience of nations points out for the British empire, is, to let the several Parliaments in Britain and America be (as they naturally are) free and independent of each other, as the Parliaments are in Holland. And as the King is the centre of union, and one-third of the whole legislature, the various parts of the great body politic will be united in him ; he will be the spring and soul of the union, to guide and regulate the grand political machine.
Page 129 - The aggravated circumstances of their death, the distress and sorrow visible in every countenance, together with the peculiar solemnity with which the whole funeral was conducted, surpass description...
Page 62 - I beg leave to offer a proposal to my countrymen, viz. that a CONGRESS OF AMERICAN STATES be assembled as soon as possible; draw up a Bill of Rights, and publish it to the world; choose an ambassador to reside at the British Court to act for the united Colonies...
Page 129 - Attucks, who were Strangers, borne from Faneuil-Hall, attended by a numerous Train of Perfons of all Ranks ; and the other two, viz. Mr. Samuel Gray, from the Houfe of Mr. Benjamin Gray, (his Brother) on the North-fide the Exchange, and Mr.
Page 72 - I am to acknowledge your letter of the 29th of Feb. last. The favorable sentiments of a good man, and one who has executed diligently and faithfully the duties of his station, cannot fail being agreeable. I thank you for your good wishes ; and mine, be assured, towards you, are not less sincere for your happiness and prosperity, in whatever walk of life you may go into.
Page 132 - Attorney•General and Treasurer. Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court. Members of the House of Representatives. Members of the Senate. Sheriff of Suffolk with his Wand. Members of the Council. Quartermaster. His Honor Secretary.

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