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History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America
George Alexander Otis,Carlo Botta
Sin vista previa disponible - 2015
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Página 94 - America is obstinate; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Página 361 - BAY SAMUEL ADAMS. JOHN ADAMS. ROBERT TREAT PAINE. ELBRIDGE GERRY. RHODE ISLAND STEPHEN HOPKINS. WILLIAM ELLERY. CONNECTICUT ROGER SHERMAN. SAMUEL HUNTINGTON. WILLIAM WILLIAMS. OLIVER WOLCOTT. NEW YORK WILLIAM FLOYD. PHILIP LIVINGSTON. FRANCIS LEWIS. LEWIS MORRIS. NEW JERSEY RICHARD STOCKTON. JOHN WITHERSPOON. FRANCIS HOPKINSON. JOHN HART. ABRAHAM CLARK. PENNSYLVANIA ROBERT MORRIS. BENJAMIN RUSH. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. JOHN MORTON. GEORGE CLYMER. HANCOCK. JAMES SMITH. GEORGE TAYLOR.
Página 230 - In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it — for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our forefathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before. With an humble confidence in the mercies of...
Página 93 - They are the subjects of this kingdom, equally entitled with yourselves to all the natural rights of mankind and the peculiar privileges of Englishmen; equally bound by its laws, and equally participating in the constitution of 'this free country. The Americans are the sons, not the bastards, of England.
Página 146 - ... on a revision of them, restore us to that state in which both countries found happiness and prosperity, we have for the present only resolved to pursue the following peaceable measures: 1.
Página 350 - ... tyranny which desolates her polluted shores. She invites us to prepare an asylum where the unhappy may find solace, and the persecuted repose. She entreats us to cultivate a propitious soil, where that generous plant which first sprung up and grew in England, but is now withered by the poisonous blasts of Scottish tyranny, may revive and flourish, sheltering under its salubrious and interminable shade all the unfortunate of the human race.
Página 91 - When I proposed to tax America, I asked the House, if any gentleman would object to the right. I repeatedly asked it, and no man would attempt to deny it. Protection and obedience are reciprocal. Great Britain protects America ; America is bound to yield obedience. If not, tell me when the Americans were emancipated ? When they want the protection of this kingdom, they are always very ready to ask it. That protection has always been afforded them in the most full and ample manner.
Página 51 - A member of parliament, chosen for any borough, represents not only the constituents and inhabitants of that particular place, but he represents the inhabitants of every other borough in Great Britain. He represents the city of London, and all...
Página 93 - When, therefore, in this house we give and grant, we give and grant what is our own. But in an American tax, what do we do ? We your majesty's commons for Great Britain give and grant to your majesty, what ? Our own property ? No.
Página 53 - They planted by your care ! No, your oppressions planted them in America. They fled from your tyranny to a then uncultivated and inhospitable country, where they exposed themselves to almost all the hardships to which human nature is liable; and among others, to the cruelties of a savage foe, the most subtle, and I will take...