HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOBERY OF TH AMERICAN CONTINENT

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1878
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Contents

tion suspended 82Declaration of the convention 82Spirit of Jefferson
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Danger from the savages 87Stuart the Indian agent 87Gage and
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Martins opinion 91Confidence of Lord William Campbell 91Spirit
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of the American navy 114Washington employs armed vessels 114The
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Nor neglect the influence of principles 117Unity of the material universe
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Antagonism between separated representative governments and unity of
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THE KING AND THE SECOND PETITION OF CONGKESS
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134Reception of the proclamation in America 134Opinion of the wife
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John Adams 135Massachusetts institutes an admiralty court 13GOpin
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Beaumarchais in London 146Hastens to Paris 146His memorial to
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Gunning argues the case at large to Panin 152He offers to take fifteen
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War to be transferred to New York 158Expedition against the southern colo
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ty of Oxford 163Lord Stormont and the king of France 163Stormont
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recognition of American principles 171Position of the Rockingham party
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barks for St Johns 181Schuyler retreats 181His letter to congress
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He is put in irons and sent to England 184Montgomery in want of good
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Their progress 193Enos deserts 193They reach the portage 194Their
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He summons Carleton to surrender the city 202His batteries 202Carle
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A sally 210The party surrender 210Loss of the Americans 210Mac
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Dumas 216De Bonvouloir arrives in Philadelphia 216His interview with
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The Great Bridge 222Dunmores foray 222Orders a fort at Great Bridge
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Consternation of the Scotch in Norfolk 228Crowds of people and runaway
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continental service 232Committee of congress on the subject 232Decision
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238Britain not the parent country 238The connection of no advantage
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Cushing superseded by Gerry 243Zeal of Samuel Adams 243He is sec
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Holland the Scottish brigade 250Its origin 251Arguments for the loan
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His vanity 309His envy 309His courage 310His religious creed 310
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character 314His resolution is received for consideration 314Joseph Reed
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Philadelphia propose a convention 323Opposition 323The call suspend
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by England 332May be the basis of a coalition ministry 332Professing
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tocracy 341Intrigues of Turgots enemies 341Sartine agrees with
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dered to Sullivans Island 346New issue of paper money 347Hesitation
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Chastellux quoted 341Turgot the real protector of the throne and the aria
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North Carolina 352It votes an explicit sanction of independence 352South
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Turgot 362Turgot dismissed from office 363De Clugny 363Effect
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Scepticism uncreative 366To be rejected 366John Adams moves that
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Politics of Virginia 375The Lees 375The family of Cary 375Unan
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for it 388Uneasiness of the assembly 388Report of new instructions
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CHAPTER LXVI
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North Carolina regiments 398Orders of Lee 398Armstrong at Haddrells
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the action 404Moultrie fires slowly 404Sends for powder 405Clin
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CHAPTER LXVII
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416Insurmountable obstacles 417The Canadian clergy 417The
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Wooster before Quebec 420His batteries 420Incompleteness of the regi
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Attempt on Three Rivers 429Gallantry of Wayne 430Expedition
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Its firmness 439Its votes 439The people consulted 439Unanimity
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ing camp ordered 446Conference concurs in independence 446Unanim
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Adams 451Dickinsons position 452His speech 452Opposes resolution
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John Adams 459His meditations 459His triumphant joy 460The
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CHAPTER XLIV
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insurrections 465The passage stricken out 466Slave trade branded as
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It is written for all humanity 472Its effect on the nations 473Its
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Page 460 - You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
Page 383 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
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Page 382 - That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people, in assembly, ought to be free; and that all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses without their own consent, or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented, for the public good.
Page 143 - Believe me, dear sir, there is not in the British Empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America.
Page 164 - England will ere long repent of having removed the only check that could keep her colonies in awe. They stand no longer in need of her protection ; she will call on them to contribute towards supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
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Page 460 - It may be the will of Heaven that America shall suffer calamities still more wasting, and distresses yet more dreadful If this is to be the case, it will have this good effect at least...

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