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Seite 104 - States to provide these things for their troops respectively; instead of having a regular system of transportation established upon credit, or funds in the quartermaster's hands to defray the contingent expenses...
Seite 37 - If the enemy should be tempted to meet the army on its march, the general particularly enjoins the troops to place their principal reliance on the bayonet, that they may prove the vanity of the boast, which the British make of their peculiar prowess, in deciding battles with that weapon.
Seite 152 - The essential and direct end of the present defensive alliance is to maintain effectually the liberty, sovereignty, and independence absolute and unlimited, of the said United States, as well in matters of government as of commerce.
Seite 152 - His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz: New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free...
Seite 54 - America, in the years 1777 and 1778, to different persons in England; containing observations on the general management of the war, and on the conduct of our principal commanders, in the revolted colonies.
Seite 129 - ... an unaccountable kind of stupidity in the lower class of these people, which, believe me ? prevails but too generally among the officers of the Massachusetts part of the army, who are nearly of the same kidney with the privates...
Seite 464 - The Student's Hume. A History of England from the Earliest Times to the Revolution in 1688. By DAVID HUME. Abridged. Incorporating the Corrections and Researches of Recent Historians ; and continued down to the Year 1858.
Seite 67 - An Inquiry into the Authenticity of Documents concerning a Discovery in North America claimed to have been made by Verrazzano.
Seite 83 - Went to a ball at Alexandria, where Musick and dancing was the chief Entertainment, however in a convenient room detached for the purpose abounded great plenty of bread and butter, some biscuits, with tea and coffee, which the drinkers of could not distinguish from hot water sweet...