The Baxter Manuscripts, Bände 9-24

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James Phinney Baxter
Lefavor-Tower, 1914

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Seite 78 - July in the year of our LORD CHRIST, One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Sixty one and in the First year of our Reign.
Seite 166 - They are, from this period, to be considered as the Actors on a most conspicuous Theatre, which seems to be peculiarly designated by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity...
Seite 187 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Seite 167 - ... this is the favorable moment to give such a tone to our federal government, as will enable it to answer the ends of its institution, or this may be the ill-fated moment for relaxing the powers of the Union, annihilating the cement of the confederation, and exposing us to become the sport of European politics, which may play one State against another, to prevent their growing importance, and to serve their own interested purposes.
Seite 168 - These are the pillars on which the glorious fabric of our independency and national character must be supported. Liberty is the basis — and whoever would dare to sap the foundation, or overturn the structure, under whatever specious pretext he may attempt it, will merit the bitterest execration, and the severest punishment, which can be inflicted by his injured country.
Seite 168 - There are four things, which, I humbly conceive, are essential to the well-being, I may even venture to say, to the existence of the United States, as an independent power.
Seite 167 - ... it appears to me there is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptible and miserable, as a nation. This is the time...
Seite 170 - As to the second article, which respects the performance of public justice, Congress have, in their late Address to the United States, almost exhausted the subject; they have explained their ideas so fully, and have enforced the obligations the states are under to render...
Seite 179 - After the sacrifices I have made, I have the right to exact two favors : one is, to serve at my own expense ; the other is, to serve at first as volunteer.
Seite 176 - ... of the war, and to frustrate the best concerted plans ; and that the discouragement occasioned by the complicated difficulties and embarrassments, in which our affairs were by this means involved, would have long ago produced the dissolution of any army, less patient, less virtuous, and less persevering, than that which I have had the honor to command.

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