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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT
Visualização integral - 1857
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAN CONTINENT
Visualização integral - 1856
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Página 125 - The idea of dependence is inadmissible. Congress will be ready to enter upon a treaty of peace and commerce, when the king of Great Britain shall demonstrate a sincere disposition for that purpose by an explicit acknowledgment of the independence of these states, or withdrawing his fleets and armies." The American officers were of the same mind, except
Página 365 - possessing, and protecting property ; in fine, that of seeking and obtaining their safety and happiness." The lawyers of Virginia had not considered this declaration as of itself working the emancipation of negro slaves; to accomplish that end, the men of Massachusetts, in deciding how many of their old laws should remain in full force, excepted those parts which CHAP, were " repugnant to the rights and liberties contained
Página 209 - that as neither France nor these United States may of right, so they will not conclude either truce or peace with the common enemy, without the formal consent of their ally first obtained." The conditions on which it was most difficult for 1 Writings of Washington, ed.
Página 585 - 2 tion, that it was definitively established in the treaty 29." itself. On the north-west it was agreed that the line should be drawn through the centre of the water communications of the great lakes to the Lake of the Woods. The British commissioners denied to the Americans the right of drying fish on Newfoundland.
Página 122 - When the king of Great Britain shall be seriously disposed to end the unprovoked war waged against these United States, they will readily attend to such terms of peace as may consist with the honor of independent nations and the sacred regard they mean to pay to treaties." On the day of this second rejection of Lord North's offers,
Página 570 - Morris, who saw the transcendent importance of the act of the New York legislature, welcomed the young statesman to his new career in these words : " A firm, wise, manly system of federal government is what I once wished, what I now hope, what I dare not expect, but what I will not despair of.
Página 142 - The king, in January, 1778, confessed to Lord North : " The time may come when it will be wise to abandon all North America but Canada, Nova Scotia, and the Floridas ; but then the generality of the nation must see it first in that light/
Página 395 - I have ordered in the most positive manner that every militia-man who has borne arms with us and afterwards joined the enemy shall be immediately hanged. ' ' By militiamen were meant alike officers and privates, of whatever
Página 115 - The king desires that your generous efforts may be crowned with complete success. He will not hesitate to recognise your independence, when France, which is more directly interested in the event of this contest, shall have given the example." 3 1 Schulenburg to Wm. Lee, 3 2 Schulenburg to Arthur Lee