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" MR. STRAHAN, You are a member of parliament, and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. — You have begun to burn our towns, and murder our people. — Look upon your hands! — They are stained with the blood of your relations... "
The Story-life of Washington: A Life-history in Five Hundred True Stories ... - Page 214
by Wayne Whipple - 1911 - 709 pages
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...Philada. July 5. 1775 You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our...long Friends: You are now my Enemy, and I am, Yours, Letter to Benjamin Vaughan, 9 November 1779 Franklin was considered by the Enlightenment to be a philosopher,...
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Philosophical Melancholy and Delirium: Hume's Pathology of Philosophy

Donald W. Livingston - History - 1998 - 433 pages
...harsh words to Strahan: "You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our...were long Friends: You are now my Enemy and I am, Yours."18 Had the war not occurred, Strahan might well have produced an American edition of the works...
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You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America

Susan Hill Lindley - Religion - 1996 - 516 pages
...Congressman, "bound in blood-red cloth. . . . Embossed on the cover were the words of Benjamin Franklin: 'Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relations.'"5- She then turned her attention to the plight of the California Mission Indians, another...
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Highlights History Amer Press

Ford - American newspapers - 1999 - 398 pages
...him to William Strahan: You are a member of Parliament and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our...you are now my enemy, and I am, yours, B. Franklin, was seriously meant and actually sent. It was merely a jeu d'esprit, without any serious intention....
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 608 pages
...calculated fury: Mr. Strahan, You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our...You are now my enemy, and I am, Yours, B. Franklin. What made the famous letter especially odd was that Franklin allowed it to be circulated and publicized...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...JULY 5, 1775 Mr. Strahan, You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that majority which has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our...you are now my Enemy, and I am, Yours, B. Franklin PROPOSED ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION In order for the colonies to become independent of Britain, they...
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The Forging of the American Empire: From the Revolution to Vietnam: A ...

Sidney Lens - History - 2003 - 464 pages
...her work to every member of Congress with Benjamin Franklin's words inscribed in red on the cover: "Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relations." Such exposes of the treatment of the Indians produced some changes, but they didn't work out as Mrs....
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Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the ...

Julie Des Jardins - History - 2003 - 380 pages
...Dawes Act in 1887. Bound in red cloth, her books were embossed with Benjamin Franklin's famous words, "Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relations."45 In accordance with the new Dawes legislation, anthropologist Alice Fletcher took part...
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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Gordon S. Wood - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 299 pages
...William Strahan. Mr. Strahan, You are a Member of Parliament and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our...Look upon your Hands! They are stained with the Blood ot your Relations! You and I were long Friends: You are now my Enemy, and I am, Yours, B. Franklin...
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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Gordon S. Wood - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 299 pages
...William Strahan. Mr. Strahan, You are a Member of Parliament and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our...You are now my Enemy, and I am, Yours, B. Franklin Of course, he never sent this outrageous letter, the like of which he never wrote to any of his other...
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