History of the City of New York: Its Origin, Rise and Progress, Band 2

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A.S. Barnes and Company, 1896 - 920 Seiten
 

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Seite 137 - I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country...
Seite 734 - At the same time let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation whatsoever. That we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Seite 173 - You may ravage — you cannot conquer ; it is impossible : you cannot conquer the Americans. You talk of your numerous friends to annihilate the congress, and of your powerful forces to disperse their army : I might as well talk of driving them before me with this crutch ! But what would you conquer — the map of America?
Seite 267 - Hartley, and the Definitive Treaty of Peace between Great Britain and the United States was signed.
Seite 59 - ... killed one hundred and fifty Yankees this campaign, which is twenty thousand pounds a head ; and at Bunker's Hill she gained a mile of ground, half of which she lost again by our taking post on Ploughed Hill. During the same time sixty thousand children have been born in America. From these data his mathematical head will easily calculate the time and expense necessary to kill us all, and conquer our whole territory.
Seite 228 - When the cook has a mind to cut a figure, which I presume will be the case tomorrow, we have two beefsteak pies, or dishes of crabs, in addition, one on each side of the...
Seite 698 - English possessions should forever be settled by a " line drawn along the middle of the Mississippi, from its source as far as the river Iberville, and thence by a line drawn along the middle of this latter river, and of the lakes Maurepas and Ponchartrain to the sea.
Seite 318 - Among other deformities, it has an awful squinting ; it squints towards monarchy : and does not this raise indignation in the breast of every true American ? Your President may easily become king. Your Senate is so imperfectly constructed that your dearest rights may be sacrificed by what may be a small minority : and a very small minority may continue forever unchangeably this government, although horridly defective.
Seite 60 - Small islands not capable of protecting themselves are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a Continent to be perpetually governed by an island. In no instance hath nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet...
Seite 263 - United States. But which treaty is not to be concluded, until terms of peace shall be agreed upon between Great Britain and France, and his Britannic Majesty shall be ready to conclude such treaty accordingly.

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