Matthew Thornton of New Hampshire: A Patriot of the American Revolution

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Dando Print. and Publishing Company, 1903 - 61 strani

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Stran 43 - Congress by less than two nor by more than seven members ; and no person shall be capable of being a delegate for more than three years in any term of six years; nor shall any person, being a delegate, be capable of holding any office under the United States, for which he, or another for his benefit, receives any salary, fees, or emolument of any kind.
Stran 29 - ... us to take up arms in our own defence. Such a day as this was never before known, either to us or to our fathers. You will give us leave, therefore, in whom you have reposed special confidence as your representative body, to suggest a few things which call for the serious attention of every one who has the true interest of America at heart.
Stran 38 - ... to join with the other colonies in declaring the thirteen united colonies a free and independent state — solemnly pledging our faith and honor, that we will on our parts support the measure with our lives and fortunes...
Stran 37 - We, the subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risque of our lives and fortunes, with arms oppose the hostile proceedings of the British fleets and armies against the United American Colonies.
Stran 49 - That an authenticated copy of the Declaration of Independency, with the names of the Members of Congress, subscribing the same, be sent to each of the United States, and that they be desired to have the same put on record.
Stran 30 - ... to call a full and free representation of the people, and that the said representatives, if they think it necessary, establish such a form of government as, in their judgment, will best produce the happiness of the people and most effectually secure peace and good order in the colony during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the colonies.
Stran 37 - Resolved, that it be recommended to the several assemblies, Conventions and Councils or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated, and refuse to associate to defend by Arms the United Colonies against the Hostile attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
Stran 34 - Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs had been established, to adopt such a government as should, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and of America in general.
Stran 46 - Resolved, That the Declaration, passed on the fourth, be fairly engrossed on parchment, with the title and style of ' THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA '; and that the same, when engrossed be signed by every member of Congress.
Stran 39 - ... opinion of this Assembly that our delegates at the Continental Congress should be instructed, and they are hereby instructed, to join with the other colonies in declaring the thirteen United Colonies a free and independent State, solemnly pledging our faith and...

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