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Page 241 - God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: and it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Page 254 - Had I been vested with absolute power in this State, I have often said and still think that I would last Spring have desolated all Long Island, Staten Island, the City and County of New York and all that part of the County of West Chester which lies below the mountains.
Page 160 - A View of the Evidence relative to the CONDUCT of the AMERICAN WAR under SIR WILLIAM HOWE...
Page 399 - I will never send another minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the representative of a great, free, powerful, and independent nation.
Page 399 - In no event is a treaty to be purchased with money, by loan or otherwise ; there can be no safety in a treaty so obtained. A loan to the Republic would violate our neutrality ; and a douceur to the men now in power, might, by their successors, be urged as a reason for annulling the treaty, or as a precedent for further and repeated demands.
Page 168 - America, in the years 1777 and 1778, to different persons in England; containing observations on the general management of the war, and on the conduct of our principal commanders, in the revolted colonies.
Page 384 - Britain yet engages the alliance and co-operation of savages in war; but her Government has invariably disclaimed all countenance or authorization to her subjects to instigate them against us in time of peace. Yet, so it has happened, that, from the period of our established independence to this day, all the Indian wars with which we have been afflicted have been distinctly traceable to the instigation of English traders or agents.
Page 413 - The right must unquestionably be exercised with as little of personal harshness and of vexation in the mode as possible; but soften it as much as you can, it is still a right of force, though of lawful force—something in the nature of civil process, where force is employed, but a lawful force, which cannot lawfully be resisted.