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History of the Pioneer Settlement of Phelps and Gorham's Purchase, and ...
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Page 486 - I find no appearance of a line remains ; and from the manner in which the people of the United States rush on, and act, and talk on this side. ; and from what I learn of their conduct toward the sea, I shall not be surprised if we are at war with them in the course of the present year ; and if so, a line must then be drawn by the warriors.
Page 588 - Ocean in about eight years, to the extent of more than four hundred, and twenty-five miles, by the wisdom, public spirit, and energy of the people of the State of New York ; and may the God of the heavens and the earth smile most propitiously on this work, and render it subservient to the best interests of the human race.
Page 442 - We have now reached the point to which I waut"ed to bring you. You told us, when we first ' met, that we were free, either to sell or retain ' our lands ; and that our refusal to sell would ' not disturb the friendship that lias existed bc
Page 63 - Since it was my misfortune to be discomfited and mortally wounded, it is a great consolation to me to be vanquished by so brave and generous an enemy. If I could survive this wound, I would engage to beat three times the number of such forces as I commanded this morning, with a third of British troops.
Page 108 - GENESEE CONFERENCE shall include all that part of the State of New York...
Page 325 - This may be considered as the most open and daring act of the British agents in America, though it is not the most hostile or cruel ;. for there does not remain a doubt in the mind of any...
Page 325 - ... not shut against conviction, that all the difficulties we encounter with the Indians, their hostilities, the murders of helpless women and innocent children along our frontiers, result from the conduct of the agents of Great Britain in this country.
Page 486 - I should have been able to bring you together and make you Friends. Children: I have waited long, and listened with great attention, but I have not heard one word from them. Children: I...
Page 326 - ... of amity with Great Britain long, if the posts are not surrendered. A knowledge of these being my sentiments would have little weight, I am persuaded, with the British administration, and perhaps not with the nation, in effecting the measure ; but both may rest satisfied, that, if they want to be in peace with this country, and to enjoy the benefits of its trade, to give up the posts is the only road to it. Withholding them, and the consequences we feel at present continuing, war will be inevitable.