History of the City of New York: The century of national independence, closing in 1880

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Σελίδα 242 - From these proceedings it is evident that Major Andre was employed in the execution of measures very foreign to the objects of flags of truce, and such as they were never meant to authorize or countenance in the most distant degree; and this gentleman confessed, with the greatest candor, in the course of his examination, 'that it was impossible for him to suppose that he came on shore under the sanction of a...
Σελίδα 734 - At the same time, let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation, that we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Σελίδα 58 - Small islands not capable of protecting themselves are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a Continent to be perpetually governed by an island.
Σελίδα 12 - Thucydides and have studied and admired the master states of the world — that for solidity of reasoning, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion, under such a complication of difficult circumstances, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the general congress at Philadelphia.
Σελίδα 307 - Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence in the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice ; the love of power and the love of money. Separately, each of these has great force in prompting men to action ; but, when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects. Place before the eyes of such men a post of...
Σελίδα 263 - Hartley, and the Definitive Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and the United States was signed.
Σελίδα 734 - That the reason for the repeal be assigned - viz., because it was founded on an erroneous principle. At the same time, let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation...
Σελίδα 12 - Thucydides, and have studied and admired the master states of the world — for solidity of reason, force of sagacity, and wisdom of conclusion under a complication of difficult circumstances, no nation or body of men can stand in preference to the general congress at Philadelphia. The histories of Greece and Rome give us nothing equal to it, and all attempts to impose servitude upon such a mighty continental nation must be in vain.
Σελίδα 222 - When the cook has a mind to cut a figure, which I presume will be the case tomorrow, we have two beefsteak pies, or dishes of crabs, in addition, one on each side of the...
Σελίδα 698 - America were fixed by a line drawn along the middle of the Mississippi, from its source to its mouth.

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