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Seite 181 - I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Seite 100 - They were not of the nature of private letters between friends. They were written by public officers to persons in public stations, on public affairs, and intended to procure public measures; they were therefore handed to other public persons, who might be influenced by them to produce those measures. Their tendency was to incense the mother country against her colonies, and, by the steps recommended, to widen the breach; which they effected.
Seite 181 - The gentleman tells us, America is obstinate; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people so dead to all feelings of liberty, as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.
Seite 177 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast, that I was the first minister who looked for it, and found it, in the mountains of the North.
Seite 151 - Single in a cabinet of my own forming; no aid in the House of Lords to support me, except two peers (Lords Denbigh and Pomfret) ; both the secretaries of state silent, and the lord chief justice, whom I myself brought into office, voting for me yet speaking against me ; the ground I tread upon is so hollow that I am afraid, not only of falling myself but of involving my royal master in my ruin. It is time for me to retire !" He was followed by Sir Francis Dashwood, his incompetent chancellor of the...
Seite 100 - I alone am the person who obtained and transmitted to Boston the letters in question. Mr. Whately could not communicate them, because they were never in his possession ; and for the same reason they could not be taken from him by Mr.
Seite 198 - ... obtain them but by establishing your army upon a permanent footing, and giving your officers good pay. This will induce gentlemen and men of character...
Seite 187 - DO, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...