The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776, Volume 2, Issues 1-2

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University of Wisconsin., 1909 - New York (State) - 319 pages
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Contents

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III
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IV
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V
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Page 281 - Friendly Address to all reasonable Americans, on the subject of our Political Confusions".
Page 78 - I can take upon me to assure you, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary from men with factious and seditious views, that his Majesty's present administration have at no time entertained a design to propose to Parliament to lay any further taxes upon America for the purpose of raising a revenue...
Page 153 - Legislature, whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this association; and when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of a majority of any such committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this association, that such majority do forthwith cause the truth of the case to be published in the Gazette, to the end that all such foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as...
Page 196 - PERSUADED that the salvation of the rights and liberties of America depends, under God, on the firm union of its inhabitants, in a vigorous prosecution of the measures necessary for its safety, and convinced of the necessity of preventing the anarchy and confusion which attend a dissolution of the powers of government...
Page 78 - ... his Majesty's present administration have at no time entertained a design to propose to Parliament to lay any further Taxes upon America for the purpose of raising a Revenue, and that it is at present their intention to propose in the next Session of Parliament to take off the Duties upon Glass, Paper and Colours upon consideration of such Duties having been laid contrary to the true principles of Commerce.
Page 153 - That a committee be chosen in every county, city, and town, by those who are qualified to vote for representatives in the legislature, whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this association; and when it shall be made to appear, to the satisfaction of a majority of any such committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this association, that such majority do forthwith cause the...
Page 280 - MYLES, The American Querist : or, Some Questions Proposed Relative to the present Disputes between Great Britain and her American Colonies.
Page 260 - Moments in Freedom, Lansing, p. 109. "What I Do, I Do Freely for Liberty" , "There seems no reason that our colony should be too precipitate in changing the present mode of government," said John Jay when the move for independence was being discussed. "I would first be well assured of the opinion of the inhabitants at large. Let them be rather followed than driven on an occasion of such moment.
Page 222 - ... of its inhabitants wishes an Independency. I am satisfied (not to answer for our Eastern neighbours) a very large majority particularly in this Province are utter enemies to such a principle but the Great Affliction is, the American friends of Government in general consider themselves between Scylla and Charybdis, that is the dread of Parliamentary Taxation and the Tyranny of their present Masters.
Page 27 - ... the several other acts of parliament lately passed, with relation to the trade of the northern colonies : and also on the subject of the impending dangers, which threaten the colonies of being taxed by laws to be passed in Great Britain.

About the author (1909)

Few historians of the United States have written as well as Carl Becker, Cornell University's famous professor of modern European history. Becker was born in Iowa and studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1907. His study The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (1932), is a classic, as is The Heavenly City Revisited. Becker taught at Dartmouth and the University of Kansas before joining the Cornell faculty in 1917. After his retirement in 1941, Beck was professor emeritus and university historian at Cornell. His work continues to remain a model for writers of history, with its economy of words, keen analytical sense, and graceful style. As a distinguished essayist, practicing historian, and apostle of democracy, Becker almost always made freedom and responsibility his themes. Beck died in 1945.

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