History of Schoharie County: And Border Wars of New York; Containing Also a Sketch of the Causes which Led to the American Revolution; and Interesting Memoranda of the Mohawk Valley ... Illustrated with More Than Thirty Engravings. By Jeptha R. Simms ...

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Munsell & Tanner, 1845 - 672 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 189 - ... that in all my reading and observation — and it has been my favorite study — I have read 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 176 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Σελίδα 176 - In such a cause, your success would be hazardous. America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man; she would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the Constitution along with her.
Σελίδα 172 - However superior to me in general knowledge and experience, the respectable body of this house may be, yet I claim to know more of America than most of you, having seen and been conversant in that country. The people, I believe, are as truly loyal, as any subjects the king has ; but a people jealous of their liberties, and who will vindicate them, if ever they should be violated ; — but the subject is too delicate, and I will say no more.
Σελίδα 205 - NEW YORK William Floyd Philip Livingston Francis Lewis Lewis Morris NEW JERSEY Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Francis Hopkinson John Hart Abraham Clark PENNSYLVANIA Robert Morris Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin John Morton George Clymer James Smith George...
Σελίδα 175 - It is my opinion, that this kingdom has no right to lay a tax upon the colonies. At the same time, I assert the authority of . this kingdom over the colonies, to be sovereign and supreme, in every circumstance of government and legislation whatsoever.
Σελίδα 172 - And believe me, remember I this day told you so, that same spirit of freedom, which actuated that people at first, will accompany them still — but prudence forbids me to explain myself further.
Σελίδα 189 - Tis liberty to liberty engaged," that they will defend themselves, their families, and their country. In this great cause they are immovably allied: it is the alliance of God and nature — immutable, eternal — fixed as the firmament of heaven.
Σελίδα 171 - They nourished up by YOUR indulgence ! They grew by your neglect of them. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was exercised in sending persons to rule them...
Σελίδα 205 - Stephen Hopkins William Ellery Connecticut Roger Sherman Samuel Huntington William Williams Oliver Wolcott New York William Floyd Philip Livingston Francis Lewis Lewis Morris New Jersey Richard Stockton John Witherspoon Francis Hopkinson John Hart Abraham Clark Pennsylvania Robert Morris Benjamin Rush Benjamin Franklin John Morton George Clymer James Smith George Taylor James Wilson George Ross Delaware...

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