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Strana 290 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Strana 213 - I have the honor to be, With great respect and esteem, Your Excellency's most obedient, humble servant, His EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR TRUMBULL.
Strana 177 - As I always speak to your Excellency in the confidence of friendship, I shall not scruple to confess, that the prevailing politics for a considerable time past have filled me with inexpressible anxiety and apprehension, and have uniformly appeared to me to threaten the subversion of our independence. I hope a period to them is now arrived, and that a change of measures will save us from ruin.
Strana 288 - ... detached us from our royal sovereign. We profess to be his loyal and dutiful subjects, and so hardly dealt with as we have been, are still ready, with our lives and fortunes, to defend his person, family, crown and dignity.
Strana 115 - That your present crisis may have a happy issue, is the prayer and wish of him who has the honor to be, with great respect and esteem, Sir, your most obedient humble servant.
Strana 224 - I prefer to a compromise. The weakness of the garrison, but still more its embarrassing distress for want of provisions, made it impossible to prosecute such measures with the Pennsylvanians, as the nature of the case demanded ; and, while we were making arrangements, as far as practicable, to supply these defects, an accommodation took place, which will not only subvert the Pennsylvania line, but have a very pernicious influence on the whole army.
Strana 285 - Excellency, that as they apprehend themselves justified by the principles of self-defence, so they are most firmly resolved to defend their rights and privileges to the last extremity ; nor will they be restrained from giving aid to their brethren, if any unjustifiable attack is made upon them.
Strana 207 - We may expect everything from ours that militia is capable of; but we must not expect from any, services for which regulars alone are fit. The late battle of Camden is a melancholy comment upon this doctrine. The militia fled at the first fire, and left the Continental troops surrounded on every side, and overpowered by numbers, to combat for safety instead of victory. The enemy themselves have witnessed to their valor. An ill effect of short enlistments, which I have not yet taken notice of, is...
Strana 258 - Unless we strenuously exert ourselves to profit by these successes, we shall not only lose all the solid advantages that might be derived from them, but we shall become contemptible in our own eyes, in the eyes of our enemy, in the opinion of posterity, and even in the estimation of the whole world, which will consider us as a nation unworthy of prosperity, because we know not how to make a right use of it.