Outlines of universal history from the creation of the world to the present time

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Jenks, Hickling, and Swan, 1853 - United States - 559 pages
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Page 369 - That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, and that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown...
Page 294 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience, and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both!
Page 384 - You talk, my good Sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found, or, if attainable, that it would be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is not government. Let us have a government by which our lives, liberties, and properties will be secured, or let us know the worst at once.
Page 382 - States," and determine the quota or proportion which each State ought to pay ; but it depended upon the States whether the specified amount should be raised and paid, or the recommendation entirely neglected. The fact generally was, that they refused compliance, or paid no attention to the demand ; of the many requisitions of Congress, not one fourth were complied with.
Page 385 - Senate and the House of Representatives. In the former, the representation was equal, each State having two senators ; in the latter, the number of representatives was to be proportioned to the population, which was to be ascertained every ten years by adding to the whole number of the freemen three-fifths of the slaves. Two classes of opposing claims were thus adjusted by concessions on both sides. The executive power was vested in a president, chosen for four years, by electors equal in number,...
Page 95 - ... deprived of one of her finest frontier provinces and left open to the French invader, against whom the petty princes of Southern Germany being, consequently, unprotected, they fell, in course of time, under the influence of their powerful neighbour. At Osnabriick, peace was concluded with Sweden, which was indemnified for the expenses of the war by the payment of five million...
Page 371 - ... place and stores, and over 2,000 prisoners. The enemy then crossed the Hudson in force, and Washington was obliged to abandon Fort Lee, on the Jersey shore, with a great quantity of baggage and artillery.
Page 366 - England ; they voted to send another petition to the king, and an address to the people of Great Britain...
Page 443 - Napoleon's downfall. A number of imperial fiefs, with considerable revenues, were established in the conquered and surrendered provinces of Italy, and conferred upon French marshals and statesmen, together with the title of duke. After the battle of Austerlitz, the Prussian ambassador, Haugwitz, did not venture to convey the charge of his court to the victorious emperor ; without asking permission in Berlin, he allowed himself to be induced, partly by threats, and partly by the engaging affability...
Page 4 - ... reverencing the operative powers of nature as divine beings. Faith in the one Great JEHOVAH was preserved by the children of Israel alone. Idols were erected within gorgeous temples. With the Chaldean, Phoenician, and Assyrian, Moloch began the dreadful cruelty of human sacrifices, chiefly of children. If, at first, the image of the' idol was only a visible symbol of a spiritual conception, or of an invisible power, this higher meaning was lost in progress of time in the minds of most nations,...

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