History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America, Svazek 2

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N. Whiting, 1840

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Strana 457 - While I give you these assurances, and pledge myself in the most unequivocal manner, to exert whatever abilities I am possessed of in your favor, let me entreat you, gentlemen, on your part, not to take any measures, •which viewed in the calm light of reason, will lessen the dignity, and sully the glory you have hitherto maintained...
Strana 458 - 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.
Strana 455 - A country willing to redress your wrongs, cherish your worth, and reward your services? A country courting your return to private life, with tears of gratitude and smiles of admiration, longing to divide with you that independency which your gallantry has given, and those riches which your wounds have preserved? Is this the case? Or is it rather a country that tramples upon your rights, disdains your cries, and insults your distresses...
Strana 456 - Can you consent to wade through the vile mire of dependency, and owe the miserable remnant of that life to charity, which has hitherto been spent in honor? If you can, go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs — the ridicule, and what is worse, the pity of the world. Go, starve, and be forgotten...
Strana 459 - The United States, in Congress assembled, ordered this statue to be erected in the year of our Lord 1783, in honor of George Washington, the illustrious Commander-in-chief of the armies of the United States of America during the war, which vindicated and secured their liberty, sovereignty, and independence.
Strana 403 - Resolved, That the United States in Congress assembled, will cause to be erected at York, in Virginia, a marble column, adorned with emblems of the alliance between the United States and his Most Christian Majesty; and inscribed with a succinct narrative...
Strana 103 - My lords, his majesty succeeded to an empire as great in extent as its reputation was unsullied. Shall we tarnish the lustre of this nation by an ignominious surrender of its rights and fairest possessions...
Strana 455 - After a pursuit of seven long years, the object for which we set out is at length brought within our reach. — Yes, my friends, that suffering courage of yours was active once. — It has conducted the United States of America through a doubtful and a bloody war.
Strana 93 - ... adequate to repel every insult and attack, and to maintain and uphold the power and reputation of this country.
Strana 126 - We cannot but remark the insidious interposition of a power, which has from the first settlement of the colonies been actuated with enmity to us both ; and notwithstanding the pretended date or present form of the French offers to North America, it is notorious that they have only been made, because it was believed that Great Britain had conceived the design of an amicable arrangement, and with a view to prevent reconciliation, and prolong this destructive war.

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