Cassell's History of the United States

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1874
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Contents

The True Object of the Ministerial PolicyThe Struggle in America similar to that in England under Charles I Claim of
70
CHAPTER X
83
CHAPTER XI
94
The Resolution to call a General CongressJefferson on the Slave TradeDetermination of the Virginia Convention not to
105
CHAPTER im
112
Disagreement of New York with the Results of the Continental CongressWant of Reliable Intelligence in England as to what
121
Joint Address to the King from Lords and CommonsDebates in the Two HousesAugmentation of Sea and Land ForcesBill
130
CHAPTER XVI
138
Determination of General Gage to seize the Military Stores at Concor lPreparations of the Massachusetts People for resisting
148
Plan for seizing TiconderogaEthan Allen and the Green Mountain BoysTaking of the Fort by the PatriotsCharacter of Ethan
155
CHAPTER XIX
165
CHAPTER XX
173
CHAPTER XXI
183
Effect of the Kings Proclamation in AmericaIncreased Movement towards National IndependencePosition of Pennsylvania with
191
CHAPTER XXIII
200
Proceedings of the Continental CongressCreation of a Navy and of a Marine DepartmentOpening of Negotiations with Foreign
209
CHAPTER XXV
216
CHAPTER XXVI
224
CHAPTER XXVII
230
Commencement of Operations under Clinton and Cornwallis against Charleston South CarolinaThe American Fortifications
238
CHAPTER XXIX
245
Proposed Articles of Confederation for the New RepublicDebate on Article XI referring to the Quota of Money to he furnished
255
CHAPTER XXXI
262
Bnanption of Active HostilitiesLanding of English and Hessians in Kips BayDisgraceful Flight of the American Advanced
269
Military Character of General HoweOpportunities MissedWashington takes up a New PositionRetirement of the British Army
277
CHAPTER XXXIV
284
CHAPTER XXXV
292
Return of Sir Henry Clinton to New YorkLord Cornwallis in Command of the Southern ArmyLord RawdonDespotic
374
CHAPTER XLV
384
CHAPTER XLVI
396
Results of the Battle of Guildford Court HouseRetreat of Lord CornwallisDefects of the American MilitiaTemporary Pur
406
CHAPTER XLVIII
418
Washingtons Instructions to LafayetteExpedition of Arnold against New London in ConnecticutBurning of the Town
426
CHAPTER L
435
CHAPTER LII
453
Arrival of John Adams in ParisHis Relations towards Franklin and JayDiscussion as to the Boundaries to be assigned to
460
CHAPTER LIV
467
CHAPTER LV
475
Mutiny among the Peuusylvanian SoldiersAction of WashingtonDisbanding of the ArmyWashingtons Farewell Address to
483
Position of the United States at tho Commencement of 1784Washington and Alexander Hamilton on the Necessity of a more
490
CHAPTER LVIII
498
Organisation of a Territorial Government for Lands on the OhioColonisation of that RegionWashingtons Views as to the Pre
506
CHAPTER LX
513
CHAPTER LXI
524
CHAPTER LXII
533
Effects of Washingtons Farewell AddressHis Speech to both Houses of the LegislatureMutual Position of Adams and Jefferson
541
Reaction against the WarPartyEffect of the Death of WashingtonHonours paid to his MemoryDesigns of Hamiltons Friends
553
CHAPTER LXV
560
Jeffersons Second Term of OfficeSuccesses of the Previous Pour YearsDecline in PopularityDisagreements with Spain
568
CHAPTER LXVII
580
Expeditions against the IndiansThe Military Position at the Approach of WinterFighting at FrcnchtownMassacre by
592
Financial Measures of the American GovernmentIncrease of the Army and NavyThe British Government enabled by
602
CHAPTER LXX
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Page 136 - Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the extent to which it has been pushed by this recent people; a people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
Page 545 - ... palladium of your political safety and prosperity, watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned, and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
Page 257 - All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury...
Page 545 - ... a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it ; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity, watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety ; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned...
Page 136 - ... through a wise and salutary neglect, a generous nature has been suffered to take her own way to perfection ; when I reflect upon these effects, when I see how profitable they have been to us. I feel all the pride of power sink, and all presumption in the wisdom of human contrivances melt and die away within me. My rigour relents. I pardon something to the spirit of liberty.
Page 545 - The disorders and miseries which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual ; and sooner or later, the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Page 501 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights; among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness.
Page 546 - The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest.
Page 136 - Pass by the other parts, and look at the manner in which the people of New England have of late carried on the whale fishery.
Page 545 - The unity of government which constitutes you one people, is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquillity at home, your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize.

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