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Page 64 - Confiding in the justice of their cause; confiding in him who disposes of human events, although weak and unprovided, they set the power of their enemies at defiance. In this confidence they have continued through the various fortune of three bloody campaigns, unawed by the power, unsubdued by the barbarity of their foes.
Page 60 - The policy, as well as the benevolence of Great Britain, have thus far checked the extremes of war, when they tended to distress a people, still considered as our fellow-subjects, and to desolate a country, shortly to become again a source of mutual advantage...
Page 64 - While the shadow of hope remained that our enemies could be taught by our example to respect those laws which are held sacred among civilized nations, and to comply with the dictates of a religion which they pretend, in common with us, to believe and revere, they have been left to the influence of that religion and that example.
Page 59 - Congress that they are responsible to their countrymen, to the world, and to God, for the continuance of this war, and for all the miseries with which it must be attended.
Page 61 - An act to prohibit all trade and intercourse with the colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pensylvania, the three lower counties on Delaware, Maryland...
Page 60 - ... but when that country professes the unnatural design not only of estranging herself from us, but of mortgaging herself and her resources to our enemies, the whole contest is changed ; and the question is, how far Great Britain may, by every means in her power, destroy or render useless a connection contrived for her ruin and for the aggrandizement of France.
Page 59 - ... regard to the characters we bear, to persist in holding out offers which in our estimation required only to be known to be most gratefully accepted : and we have accordingly, excepting only the Commander in Chief, who will be detained by military duties, resolved to return to England a few weeks after the date of this Manifesto and Proclamation.
Page 52 - Reed, among other not diffimilar expreffions, are the following:— Your pen and your fword have both been ufed with glory and advantage in vindicating the rights of mankind, and of that community of which you was a part. Such a conduit, as the ¡irft and fuperior of all human duties, mud ever command my warmed friendfhip and veneration.
Page 65 - ... that if our enemies presume to execute their threats, or persist in their present career of barbarity, we will take such exemplary vengeance as shall deter others from a like conduct. We appeal to that God who searcheth the hearts of men, for the rectitude of our intentions ; and in his holy presence we declare, that, as we are not moved by any light and hasty suggestions of anger and revenge, so, through every possible change of fortune, we will adhere to this our determination.