History Of The United States From The Discovery Of The American Continent (volume 7); From The…

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byGeorge Bancroft

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Excerpt: ... weighed against the call of freedom to the new. The Chap. . . . . XXXIV conservative feeling still maintained its energy, and --.--; forbade any change, except where a change was de- 1£jL*' manded by instant necessity. 10. They came together thus undecided, and they long remained undecided. They struggled against every forward movement, and made none but by compulsion. Not by foresight, nor by the preconceived purpose of themselves or their constituents, but by the natural succession of inevitable events, it became their office to cemenFaTmiun and^onstitute a nation. The. British troops from Boston had invaded the country, had wasted stores which were the property of the province, had burned and destroyed private property, had shed innocent blood; the people of Massachusetts had justly risen in arms, accepted aid from the neighboring colonies, and besieged the British army. At once, on the eleventh, the considera- May tion of the report of the agents of congress on their 1' petition to the king, gave way to the more interesting and more important narrative of the events of the nineteenth of April, and their consequences. The members listened with sympathy, and their approval of the conduct of Massachusetts was unanimous. But as that province, without directly asking the continent to adopt the army which she had assembled, entreated direction and assistance; and as the answer might involve an ultimate declaration of independence, as well as the immediate use of the credit and resources of all the colonies, the subject was reserved for careful deliberation in a committee of the whole. On the thirteenth, Lyman Hall presented himself Chap . from Georgia as a delegate for the parish of St. John's, and was gladly admitted with the right to 15. jjay' vote, except when the questi...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Excerpt: ... weighed against the call of freedom to the new. The Chap. . . . . XXXIV conservative feeling still maintained its energy, and --.--; forbade any change, e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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