You talk, my good Sir, of employing influence to appease the present tumults in Massachusetts. I know not where that influence is to be found, or, if attainable, that it would be a proper remedy for the disorders. Influence is not government. Let us have... HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. - Page 268by JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1867Full view
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...self-government, the rebellion pushed forward the need for reform: "Influence is no Government. Let us have one by which our lives, liberties, and properties will be secured; or let us know the worst at once. Under these impressions, my humble opinion is, that there is a call for decision."32 Washington forwarded...