A New American Biographical Dictionary: Or, Rememberancer of the Departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen, of America ; Confined Exclusively to Those who Have Signalized Themselves in Either Capacity, in the Revolutionary War ; with Important Alteratons and Additions

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T.J. Rogers, 1824 - Statesmen - 504 pages
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Page 235 - forged ! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston ! The war is inevitable ; and let it come !! I repeat it, sir, let it come ! ! ! " It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry peace, peace ; but there is no peace. The war is actually begun ! The next gale that sweeps from
Page 233 - it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth; and listen to the song of that syren, till she. transforms us into beasts. Is this," he asked, •' the part of \vise men, engaged in a great and arduous
Page 481 - Abraham Clark. Pennsylvania. Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross. Delaware. Cesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas M'Kean. Maryland. Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Virginia. George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr. Francis Lightfoot
Page 497 - dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter. Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be CONSTANTLY awake; since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of
Page 493 - government; destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the state, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn
Page 231 - decisive of character. Henry faltered not for an instant; but rising to a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of the most determined fire, he finished his sentence with the firmest emphasis) may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it." In August, 1774, the Virginia convention assembled in
Page 234 - is coming on. We have petitioned ; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult;
Page 491 - love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other. These considerations speak a persuasive language to every reflecting and virtuous mind, and exhibit the continuance of the UNION as a primary object of patriotic desire. Is there a doubt, whether a common government can embrace so
Page 498 - understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But in my opinion it is unnecessary, and would be unwise to

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