The First American Civil War: First Period,1775-1778, with Chapters on the Continental Or Revolutionary Army and on the Forces of the Crown, Band 2


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Seite 20 - Whereas the Marquis de la Fayette out of his great zeal to the cause of liberty in which the United States are engaged, has left his family and connexions and at his own expense come over to offer his services to the United States without pension or particular allowance, and is anxious to risk his life in our cause — Resolved that his service be accepted, and that in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major general in the army of the...
Seite 133 - That a committee be chosen in every county, city, and town, by those who are qualified to vote for representatives in the legislature, whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this association...
Seite 44 - ... you will, by the dignity of your conduct, afford occasion for posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to mankind : ' Had this day been wanting, the world had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining.
Seite 44 - And let me conjure you in the name of our common country, as you value your own sacred honor, as you respect the rights of humanity, and as you regard the military and national character of America, to express your utmost horror and detestation of the man, who wishes, under any specious pretences, to overturn the liberties of our country, and who wickedly attempts to open the flood-gates of civil discord, and deluge our rising empire in blood.
Seite 34 - Jersey line, now addressed a memorial to their state legislature, complaining, that four months' pay of a private would not procure for his family a single bushel of wheat; that the pay of a colonel would not purchase oats for his horse ; and that a common labourer received four times as much as an American officer.
Seite 50 - ... of it, we have neither the one nor the other, and all that business, or a great part of it, being done by military impress, we are daily and hourly oppressing the people, souring their tempers, and alienating their...
Seite 251 - Sculkill, whereby it hath two fronts upon the water, each a mile, and two from river to river.
Seite 163 - Fellows's and Parsons's whole brigade ran away from about fifty men, and left his Excellency on the ground within eighty yards of the enemy, so vexed at the infamous conduct of the troops, that he sought death rather than life.
Seite 50 - Instead of having magazines filled with provisions, we have a scanty pittance scattered here and there in the different states. "Instead of having our arsenals well supplied with military stores, they are poorly provided, and the workmen all leaving them.
Seite 10 - This is so far from appearing to me a valid objection, that I think their want of cultivation, (for their natural faculties are probably as good as ours,) joined to that habit of subordination which they acquire from a life of servitude, will enable them sooner to become soldiers than our white inhabitants.

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