Records of the Revolutionary War: Containing the Military and Financial Correspondence of Distinguished Officers; Names of the Officers and Privates of Regiments, Companies, and Corps, with the Dates of Their Commissions and Enlistments; General Orders of Washington, Lee, and Greene, at Germantown and Valley Forge; with a List of Distinguished Prisoners of War; the Time of Their Capture, Exchange, Etc. To which is Added the Half-pay Acts of the Continental Congress; the Revolutionary Pension Laws; and a List of the Officers of the Continental Army who Acquired the Right to Half-pay, Commutation, and Lands

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Pudney & Russell, 1858 - Military pensions - 554 pages
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Page 443 - We are reduced to the alternative of choosing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. The latter is our choice. We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.
Page 498 - An Ordinance for ascertaining the mode of disposing of Lands in the Western Territory.
Page 492 - That all the lands within the territory so ceded to the United States, and not reserved for or appropriated to any of the before-mentioned purposes, or disposed of in bounties to the officers and soldiers of the American Army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become, or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said States...
Page 491 - September last ; that is to say, upon condition that the territory so ceded shall be laid out and formed Into states, containing a suitable extent of territory, not less than one hundred nor more than one hundred and fifty miles square...
Page 491 - September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other States...
Page 473 - An incessant attention to preserve inviolate those exalted rights and liberties of human nature for which they have fought and bled, and without which the high rank of a rational being is a curse instead of a blessing.
Page 473 - ... the officers of the American avmy do hereby, in the most solemn manner, associate, constitute, and combine themselves into one SOCIETY OF FRIENDS, to endure as long as they shall endure, or any of their eldest male posterity, and in failure thereof, the collateral branches, who may be judged worthy of becoming its supporters and members.
Page 304 - British service, as his resignation has never been accepted, and that you intend to try him as such by a court-martial. I will not undertake to determine how far this doctrine may be justifiable among yourselves, but I must give you warning that Major-general Lee is looked upon as an officer belonging to, and under the protection of the United...
Page 302 - Indecision bids fair for tumbling down the goodly fabric of American freedom, and, with it, the rights of mankind. 'Twas indecision of Congress prevented our having a noble army, and on an excellent footing. 'Twas indecision in our military councils which cost us the garrison of Fort Washington, the consequence of which must be fatal, unless remedied in time by a contrary spirit.
Page 368 - House, for the Trial of such Prisoners as shall be brought before them. Lieut.-Col. Mawhood, President. Capt. Adye, Deputy Judge Advocate, to whom the Dates of the Officers' Commissions, &c., are to be sent this Evening.

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