THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Provides for defence 72Lord Stirling 72Pennsylvania 72Willing
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tion suspended 82Declaration of the convention 82Spirit of Jefferson
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Danger from the savages 87Stuart the Indian agent 87Gage and
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Martins opinion 91Confidence of Lord William Campbell 91Spirit
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verian troops taken into British pay 101The senate of Hamburg befriend
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of her first minister 105Alexis Orloff 106Potemkin 106Indifference
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Remonstrance of the committee of Philadelphia 114Congress uncertain
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Historic candor and love of truth 116History must not hide faults
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likely to speak ill of princes than men of rank 122Americans discriminate
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Question raised on Parliamentarjr reform 125Townshend conforms to Rock
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134Reception of the proclamation in America 134Opinion of the wife
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John Adams 135Massachusetts institutes an admiralty court 13GOpin
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Beaumarchais in London 146Hastens to Paris 146His memorial to
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Gunning argues the case at large to Panin 152He offers to take fifteen
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War to be transferred to New York 158Expedition against the southern colo
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ty of Oxford 163Lord Stormont and the king of France 163Stormont
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recognition of American principles 171Position of the Rockingham party
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barks for St Johns 181Schuyler retreats 181His letter to congress
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He is put in irons and sent to England 184Montgomery in want of good
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Their progress 183Enos deserts 193They reach the portage 194Their
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He summons Carleton to surrender the city 202His batteries 202Carle
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A sally 210The party surrender 210Loss of the Americans 210Mac
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Dumas 216De Bonvouloir arrives in Philadelphia 216His interview with
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The Great Bridge 222Dunmores foray 222Orders a fort at Great Bridge
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Consternation of the Scotch in Norfolk 228Crowds of people and runaway
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continental service 232Committee of congress on the subject 232Decision
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sary for peace 240And for prosperity 240The proper time for it 240
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Ministry unprepared for his retreat 300Joseph Brant the Mohawk
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His vanity 309His envy 309His courage 310His religious creed 210
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character 314His resolution is received for consideration 314Joseph Reed
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Philadelphia propose a convention 323Opposition 323The call suspend
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by England 332May be the basis of a coalition ministry 332Professing
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tocracy 341Intrigues of Turgots enemies 341Sartine agrees with
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dered to Sullivans Island 346New issue of paper money 347Hesitation
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North Carolina 352It votes an explicit sanction of independence 352 South
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Turgot 362Turgot dismissed from office 363De Clugny 363Effect
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gates decline to vote on the subject 369The preamble adopted 369It
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THE WAY TO EESTOEE PEACE May 1776
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Politics of Virginia 375The Lees 375The family of Cary 375Unan
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congress 384Maryland still hopes a reunion with Britain 385Her
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for it 388Uneasiness of the assembly 388Report of new instructions
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North Carolina regiments 398Orders of Lee 398Armstrong at Haddrells
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the action 404Moultrie fires slowly 404Sends for powder 405Clin
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Chastellux quoted 341Turgot the real protector of the throne and the aris
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416Insurmountable obstacles 417The Canadian clergy 417The
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Wooster before Quebec 420His batteries 420Incompleteness of the regi
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Attempt on Three Rivers 429Gallantry of Wayne 430Expedition
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Its firmness 439Its votes 439The people consulted 439Unanimity
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ing camp ordered 446Conference concurs in independence 446Unanim
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Adams 451Dickinsons position 452His speech 452Opposes resolution
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John Adams 459His meditations 459His triumphant joy 460The
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insurrections 465The passage stricken out 466Slave trade branded as
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It is written for all humanity 472Its effect on the nations 473Its
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Էջ 471 - In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Էջ 383 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Էջ 37 - MR. STRAHAN, You are a member of parliament, and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. — You have begun to burn our towns, and murder our people. — Look upon your hands! — They are stained with the blood of your relations ! — You and I were long friends: — You are now my enemy, — and I am • Yours, B. FRANKLIN.
Էջ 381 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Էջ 164 - England will ere long repent of having removed the only check that could keep her colonies in awe. They stand no longer in need of her protection ; she will call on them to contribute towards supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
Էջ 143 - Believe me, dear sir, there is not in the British Empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this I think I speak the sentiments of America.
Էջ 66 - You affect, sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source with your own. I cannot conceive one more honorable than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power.
Էջ 382 - That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Էջ 382 - ... all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented, for the public good.
Էջ 36 - 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.

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