The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams: Being a Narrative of His Acts and Opinions, and of His Agency in Producing and Forwarding the American Revolution. With Extracts from His Correspondence, State Papers, and Political Essays, Band 2
Little, Brown,, 1865
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Seite 256 - We shall be forced ultimately to retract; let us retract while we can, not when we must. I say we must necessarily undo these violent oppressive acts: they must be repealed— you will repeal them; I pledge myself for it, that you will in the end repeal them; I stake my reputation on it: I will consent to be taken for an idiot if they are not finally repealed.
Seite 399 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Seite 37 - I know of no line that can be drawn between the supreme authority of Parliament and the total independence of the colonies...
Seite 144 - An Act for the impartial administration of justice, in the cases of persons questioned for any acts done by them, in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, in New England.
Seite 367 - It hath ever been our judgment and principle, since we were called to profess the light of Christ Jesus, manifested in our consciences unto this day, that the setting up and putting down kings and governments, is God's peculiar prerogative; for causes best known to himself...
Seite 256 - To conclude, my lords, if the ministers thus persevere in misadvising and misleading the king, I will not say, that they can alienate the affections of his subjects from his crown ; but I will affirm, that they will make the crown not worth his wearing. I will not say that the king is betrayed ; but I will pronounce, that the kingdom is undone.
Seite 368 - But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature ; because I have refused him : for the LORD geeth not as man seeth : for man looketh. on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Seite 110 - Posterity, is now called upon to meet at Faneuil Hall, at nine o'clock, THIS DAY (at which time the Bells will ring), to make a united and successful resistance to this last, worst and most destructive measure of administration.
Seite 306 - I should heartily rejoice to see this way the beloved Colonel Washington, and do not doubt the New England generals would acquiesce in showing to our sister colony Virginia the respect, which she has before experienced from the continent, in making him generalissimo. This is a matter in which Dr. Warren agrees with me, and we had intended to write to you jointly on the affair.
Seite 47 - ... he looked upon the independence and uprightness of the judges, as essential to the impartial administration of justice ; as one of the best securities of the rights and liberties of his subjects; and as most conducive to the honour of the crown.