Letters from America, Historical and Descriptive: Comprising Occurrences from 1769 to 1777 Inclusive

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Sida 275 - Britain ; and it is necessary that the exercise of every kind of authority under the said Crown should be totally suppressed, and all the powers of Government exerted under the authority of the people of the Colonies for the preservation of internal peace, virtue, and good order, as well as for the defence of their lives, liberties, and properties, against the hostile invasions, and cruel depredations of their enemies...
Sida 196 - Good name, in man, and woman, Is the immediate jewel of their souls...
Sida 114 - Besides our regular assemblies, every mark of attention is paid to the Patron Saint of each parent dominion ; and St. George, St. Andrew, St. Patrick, and St. David are celebrated with every partial mark of national attachment. General invitations are given, and the appearance is always numerous and splendid. The Americans on this part of the continent have likewise a Saint, whose history, like those of the above venerable characters, is lost in fable and uncertainty.
Sida 162 - That it is the opinion of this meeting, that the gentlemen of the law of this province bring no suit for the recovery of any debt due from any inhabitant of this province, to any inhabitant of Great Britain, until the said act be repealed.
Sida 325 - Britain has endeavoured to amuse and disarm them, and that the few, who still remain suspended by a hope founded either in the justice or moderation of their late King, may now, at length, be convinced, that the valour alone of their country is to save its liberties.
Sida 160 - That the inhabitants of this city will, and it is the opinion of this meeting, that this province ought immediately to break off all trade and dealings with that colony or province, which shall refuse or decline to come into similar resolutions with a majority of the colonies.
Sida 196 - tis his ; and has been flave to tho-ufands; But he, that filches from me my good name, Robs me of That, which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.
Sida 104 - On this continent, this very ufeful and valuable timber attains its higheft flate of perfeclion in about fifty or fixty years : the natural confequence is, that being of a light and porous quality, it will not endure the depredations of time, in any degree equal to that which advances by flow degrees to maturity.
Sida 330 - Upon the whole, it did not appear to your committee that his lordship's commission contained any other authority of importance than what is expressed in the act of Parliament, namely: that of granting pardons, with such exceptions as the commissioners shall think proper to make, and of declaring America, or any part of it, to be in the king's peace upon submission...
Sida 81 - Remonftrances and threats were equally ineffectual: his difpofition became fullen, and referved; while he obftinately refufed to af~ fign any caufe for fuch an obvious change in his conduct. At length, he quitted the houfe of his benevolent employer, and by travelling in the night, and lying concealed in the day, he took the proper precautions to elude the vigilance of purfuit. His plan, though well concerted, was, neverthelefs, ineffectual.

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