Reminiscences of Gen'l Samuel B. Webb of the Revolutionary Army

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Globe Stationery and Printing Company, 1880 - 402 Seiten

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Seite 56 - Can you then consent to be the only sufferers by this revolution, and retiring from the field, grow old in poverty, wretchedness and contempt ? 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...
Seite 401 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Seite 57 - ... it may drive you from the field; that the wound, often irritated and never healed, may at length become incurable; and that the slightest mark of indignity from Congress...
Seite 83 - France, on certain points, which, with his permission, you would mention, such as whether if the Colonies should be forced to form themselves into an independent state, France would probably acknowled[g]e them as such, receive their ambassadors, enter into any treaty or alliance with them, for commerce or defence, or both?
Seite 56 - If this then be your treatment, while the swords you wear are necessary for the defence of America, what have you to expect from peace, when your voice shall sink, and your strength dissipate by division ; when those very swords, the instruments and companions of your glory, shall be taken from your sides, and no remaining mark of military distinction left but your wants, infirmities, and scars...
Seite 42 - The general hopes," said he in his orders, " that this important event will serve as a fresh incentive to every officer and soldier to act with fidelity and courage, as knowing that now the peace and safety of his country depend, under God, solely on the success of our arms ; and that he is now in the service of a state, possessed of sufficient power to reward his merit and advance him to the highest honors of a free country.
Seite 56 - 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 bloody war ; it has placed her in the chair of independency, and peace returns again to bless — whom?
Seite 57 - But let it represent, also, that should they comply with the request of your late memorial, it would make you more happy and them more respectable ; that, while...
Seite 57 - Change the milk-andwater style of your last memorial. Assume a bolder tone, decent but lively, spirited and determined, and suspect the man who would advise to more moderation and longer forbearance.
Seite 43 - ... hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.

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