What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Common terms and phrases
action Adams adopted American arms army attack authority battle became began body Boston British called carried changed CHAPTER charge Clinton colonies colonists command common Congress Connecticut Constitution Cornwallis courts debt Delaware delegates early England English Federal federalist feeling fell fight followed force foreign France Franklin French Gates gave George Georgia Greene Hamilton hands helped Hill House important independence Indian interest Island Jefferson Jersey John July king LAKE land less March Maryland Massachusetts measure ment miles military never night North officers organized party passed peace Pennsylvania Philadelphia Point political present President represented Republicans result retreat Rhode River Senate sent SHILLINGS ships soldiers soon South Carolina surrender territory tion took treaty troops union United Virginia vote Washington West whole York
Page 350 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord, against the mighty.
Page 69 - By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When...
Page 276 - He went off with that as my last solemn warning thrown into his ears. And yet ! to suffer that army to be cut to pieces — hacked, butchered, tomahawked — by a surprise — the very thing I guarded him against! O God, O God, he's worse than a murderer! How can he answer it to his country! The blood of the slain is upon him — the curse of widows and orphans — the curse of Heaven!
Page 20 - The consequences of the entire cession of Canada are obvious. I am persuaded 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 toward supporting the burdens they have helped to bring on her ; and they will answer by striking off all dependence.
Page 133 - States shall continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind on the Grand Bank and on all the other banks of Newfoundland ; also in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and at all other places in the sea where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish.
Page 161 - It will be the duty of the Historian and the Sage in all ages to let no occasion pass of commemorating this illustrious man ; and until time shall be no more will a test of the progress which our race has made in wisdom and in virtue be derived from the veneration paid to the immortal name of WASHINGTON ! APPENDIX.
Page 161 - the purest figure in history," writes deliberately, " that if, among all the pedestals supplied by history for public characters of extraordinary nobility and purity, I saw one higher than all the rest, and if I were required, at a moment's notice, to name the fittest occupant for it, I think my choice, at any time during the last fortyfive years, would have lighted, and it would now light, upon Washington...
Page 349 - Pray look into the Constitution, and particularly to the 10th article of the amendments. How are the powers reserved to the States respectively, or to the people, to be maintained, but by the respective States judging for themselves and putting their negative on the usurpations of the general government?
Page 260 - That the several States who formed that instrument, being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable . right to judge of its infraction, and that a nullification by these sovereignties of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument is the rightful remedy...
Page 232 - The proclamation was in truth a most unfortunate error. It wounds the national honor, by seeming to disregard the stipulated duties to France. It wounds the popular feelings by a seeming indifference to the cause of liberty.