War of the revolution

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Page 100 - We might have been a. free and a great people together; but a communication of grandeur and of freedom, it seems, is below their dignity. Be it so, since they will have it. The road to happiness and to glory is open to us too. We will tread it apart from them, and acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our eternal separation.
Page 99 - He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners, refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands. He has suffered the administration of justice totally to cease in some of these States, refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
Page 100 - At this very time too, they are permitting their chief magistrate to send over not only soldiers of our common blood, but Scotch and foreign mercenaries to invade and destroy us. These facts have given the last stab to agonizing affection, and manly spirit bids us to renounce forever these unfeeling brethren.
Page 220 - In fact, they behaved like persons of exalted minds, who determined to bury all recollections of their own injuries in the contemplation of our misfortunes. General Burgoyne was struck with General Schuyler's generosity, and said to him, ' You show me great kindness, though I have done you much injury.' ' That was the fate of war,' replied the brave man ;
Page 232 - The King of England orders his rebellious subjects to lay down their arms ; and they are warned that, if they stand the battle, no quarters whatever will be given !"' " We ask no quarters, nor will we give any !" was the prompt reply of Colonel Greene.
Page 31 - for America, for the Congress, for the province of Massachusetts Bay, and especially for the town of Boston," and who can realize the emotions with which they turned imploringly to Heaven for divine interposition and aid?
Page 214 - Sir — Lady Harriet Ackland, a lady of the first distinction of family, rank, and personal virtues, is under such concern on account of Major Ackland, her husband, wounded and a prisoner in your hands, that I cannot refuse her request to commit her to your protection. Whatever general impropriety there may be in persons...
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Page 39 - A few days after [January 26], a petition was tendered to the House of Commons from Bollan, Franklin, and Lee, as the agents for the provinces of America, stating that they were directed by the American Continental Congress to present a memorial from it, the contents of which it was in their power to illustrate by much important information ; and praying to be heard at the bar in support of the memorial. A violent debate ensued. The adherents of the ministry, while they refused to hear and discuss...
Page 220 - Some days after this we arrived at Albany, where we so often wished ourselves ; but we did not enter it as we expected we should — victors ! We were received by the good General Schuyler, his wife, and daughters, not as enemies, but kind friends, and they treated us with the most marked attention and politeness, as they did General Burgoyne, who had caused General Schuyler's beautifully finished house to be burnt ; in fact, they behaved like persons of exalted minds, who determined to bury all...

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