History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent [to 1789], Volumen5

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D. Appleton, 1884
 

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Página 226 - vain and impotent, doubly so from this mercenary aid on which you rely, for it irritates to an incurable resentment. If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms; never, never, never." And he denounced the alliance with " the horrible hell-hounds of savage war.
Página 452 - that the western lands which might be ceded to the United States should be settled and formed into distinct republican states, that should become members of that federal union, and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom, and independence as the other states.
Página 288 - After two years' manoeuvring and the strangest vicissitudes, both armies are brought back to the very point they set out from, and the offending party at the beginning is now reduced to the use of the spade and pickaxe for defence. The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this that he must be
Página 372 - prejudice and self-interest. Contempt for the blacks makes us fancy many things that are founded neither in reason nor experience. Their natural faculties are as good as ours. Give them their freedom with their muskets: this will secure their fidelity, animate their courage, and have a good influence upon those who remain, by opening the door
Página 251 - shall make me stoop to opposition. I will rather risk my crown than do what I think personally disgraceful. If the nation will not stand by me, they shall have another king; for I never will put my hand to what will make me miserable to the last day of my life.
Página 418 - All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights, among which may be reckoned the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties; that of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property ; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness." The lawyers of Virginia had not considered this declaration as of itself working the emancipation of negro slaves;
Página 251 - I would rather lose the crown I now wear, than bear the ignominy of possessing it under their shackles. You have now full power to act, but I don't expect Lord Chatham and his crew will come to your assistance." Fox would have consented to a coalition, had it been agreeable to his friends. Shelburne
Página 451 - defective, and requires to be altered. It is neither fit for war nor peace. The idea of an uncontrollable sovereignty in each state will defeat the powers given to congress, and make our union feeble and precarious." The second step which Hamilton recommended was the appointment of great officers of
Página 216 - sent abroad rumors that he was about to resign, Benjamin Rush, in a letter to Patrick Henry, represented the army of Washington as having no general at their head, and went on to say: " A Gates, a Lee, or a Conway would in a few weeks render them
Página 192 - Gates, who had never appeared in the field * during the campaign, took to himself the negotiation, and proposed that they should surrender as prisoners of war. Burgoyne replied by the proposal that his army should pass from the port of Boston to Great Britain upon the condition of not serving again in North America during the present contest; and that the

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