Archives of Maryland, Volume 12

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Maryland Historical Society, 1893 - Archives
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Page 548 - That no man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers or the law of the land.
Page 13 - Being who controls both causes and events so as to bring about his own determinations. Impressed with this sentiment, and at the same time fully convinced that our affairs may take a more favourable turn, the Congress have judged it necessary to dissolve all connexion between Great Britain and the American Colonies, and to declare them free and independent states...
Page 342 - Washington expressly sent and drew our regiment from its brigade, to march down towards New York, to cover the retreat and to defend the baggage, with direction to take possession of an advantageous eminence near the enemy upon the main road, where we remained under arms the best part of the day, till...
Page 340 - ... vigorous as was expected, owing, as it was imagined, to their being certain of making the whole brigade prisoners of war; for by this time they had so secured the passes on the road to our lines (seeing our parties were not supported from thence, which, indeed, our numbers would not admit of), that there was no possibility of retreating that way. Between the place of action and our lines there lay a large marsh and deep creek, not above...
Page 339 - ... miles per day, as the several stages made it necessary. And in the latter, I trust they will give some indulgence for this neglect, for since our arrival at New York, it has been the fate of this corps to be generally stationed at advanced posts, and to act as a covering party, which must unavoidably expose troops to extraordinary duty and hazard, not to mention the extraordinary vigilance and attention in the commandant of such a party, in disposing in the best manner, and having it regularly...
Page 470 - ... hold, our State bound to contribute her proportion of the Expense attending the procuring of lands for the officers and soldiers furnished by other States for the war.
Page 339 - Sterling having marched them off before Day, to take Possession of the Woods and difficult Passes between our Lines and the Enemy's Encampment — but the Enemy the Overnight had stole a March on our Generals having got through those passes, met and surrounded our Troops on the plain Grounds within two Miles of our Lines. Lord...
Page 340 - Generals there was no time to be lost in securing their retreat, which might at first have been effected, had the troops formed into a heavy column, and pushed their retreat; but the longer this was delayed it became the more dangerous, as they were then landing more troops in front from the ships. Our brigade kept their ground for several hours, and in general behaved well, having received some heavy fires from the artillery and musketry of the enemy, whom they repulsed several times; but their...
Page 13 - The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, will naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner, as that the people may be universally informed of it.
Page 178 - That a List of the Prisoners in each Colony be made out by the Committees of the Counties, Towns, or Districts where they reside, and transmitted to the Assembly, Convention, or Council or Committee of Safety of such Colony respectively, who shall send a Copy thereof to Congress.

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