Henry St. John, Gentleman: Of "Flower of Hundreds," in the County of Prince George, Virginia. A Tale of 1774-'75

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Harper & brothers, 1860 - Prince George County (Va.) - 503 pages
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Page 500 - Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?
Page 232 - And for this purpose it is recommended to the committee of correspondence, that they communicate with their several corresponding committees, on the expediency of appointing deputies from the several colonies of British America, to meet in general congress, at such place, annually, as shall be thought most convenient; there to deliberate on those general measures which the united interests of America may from time to time require.
Page 232 - We are further clearly of opinion, that an attack made on one of our sister colonies, to compel submission to arbitrary taxes, is an attack made on all British America, and threatens ruin to the rights of all, unless the united wisdom of the whole be applied.
Page 380 - ... of them, restore us to that state in which both countries found happiness and prosperity, we have for the present only resolved to pursue the following peaceable measures: 1.
Page 404 - MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. . . . God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. ... Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting. . . . Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Page 474 - If any man can show just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.
Page 288 - That if the said General Gage conceives he is empowered to act in this manner, as the...
Page 376 - An Indian seized Mrs. Scott, and ordered her to a particular spot, and not to move ; others stabbed and cut the throats of the three youngest children in their bed, and afterwards lifted them up and dashed them...
Page 498 - I am told that your brother wishes to be dictator. Tell him from me, that the day of his appointment shall be the day of his death; — for he shall feel my dagger in his heart before the sunset of that day.
Page 501 - Whatever resolves or measures are intended for the preservation of our rights and liberties, will be reserved for the conclusion of the session. Matters of that sort here are conducted and prepared with a great deal of privacy, and by very few members ; of whom Patrick Henry is the principal.

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