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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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Some Verdicts of History Reviewed

William Stebbing - Great Britain - 1887 - 416 pages
...has doomed my country to destruction. You have begun to burn our homes and murder our people. Look at your hands ; they are stained with the blood of your...long friends; you are now my enemy, and I am yours." Guilty above other Members of Parliament were, in his eyes, the King's Ministers. "I never think,"...
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Patriots

A. J. Langguth - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 640 pages
...William Straham: MR. STRAHAM, 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 Even in outrage, Franklin was prudent. The note was not sent. Because of his prestige, the Congress...
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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language & the Culture of Performance

Jay Fliegelman - History - 1993 - 268 pages
...second and third are personalized, and insofar as they beg the question of actual agency, figurative: "You have begun to burn our Towns and murder our People. Look upon your hands!" To authorize a deed is to commit it. Add to this the fact that, as the most recent editor of the letter...
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Benjamin Franklin in American Thought and Culture, 1790-1990

Nian-Sheng Huang - Philosophy - 1994 - 270 pages
...166-80, 2jj8n. Mr, Strahan, You are a Member of Parliament, and one of the Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our Towns and murder our People. Look upon your Handsl They are stained with the Blood of your Relationsl You and I were long Friends: You are now...
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Between Indian and White Worlds: The Cultural Broker

Margaret Connell Szasz - Social Science - 2001 - 386 pages
...she gave every congressman a copy. Embossed in red on the cover were the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relations." Although neither Congress nor the public responded with enthusiasm, her condemnation of the country's...
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A Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings ...

Helen Hunt Jackson - History - 1995 - 528 pages
...to each congressman at personal expense. Embossed on the cover were the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Look upon your hands! They are stained with the blood of your relations." Jackson's A Century of Dishonor was above all propaganda for her crusade— by definition it was one-sided....
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The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785

Don Cook - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...in London: 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. But Franklin reconsidered his outburst against an old friend. The letter remained among his papers...
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Understanding Cultures through Their Key Words: English, Russian, Polish ...

Anna Wierzbicka - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 328 pages
...treated as opposites. For example: Friends are as dangerous as enemies. (Thomas De Quincey, "Essays") You and I were long friends; you are now my enemy and I am Yours, Benjamin Franklin. (Letter to William Strahan) Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain...
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Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies

Robert Middlekauff - History - 1996 - 274 pages
...tyranny. To Strahan he wrote: 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" Franklin did not retreat from this assessment in the years to come, though he relented in his condemnation...
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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...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 of his...
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