Historic Long Island

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Berkeley Press, 1902 - History - 364 pages
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This volume contains historical overviews of Long Island and includes a chapter on Long Island in the Revolution. The majority of the book either gives context for the years leading up to the Revolution, or accounts of more modern events, including the American Civil War.

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Page 359 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
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Page 144 - Congress of 1774, and the founders of our system of government subsequent to the Revolution, regarded the people of the Territories and Colonies as political communities which were entitled to a free and exclusive power of legislation in their Provincial legislatures, where their representation could alone be preserved, in all cases of taxation and internal polity.
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