The History of South Carolina in the Revolution, 1775-1780, Količina 3

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Macmillan, 1901 - 899 strani
"The battle of Lexington in 1775 precipitated the war of the Revolution, just as that of Fort Sumter in 1861 did the War of Secession; and although the condition of affairs rendered the commencement of hostilities in each of these cases imminent, if not inevitable, each party sought to throw the blame of beginning the war upon its opponent." (p. 1).
 

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Stran 254 - Neither of the two parties shall conclude either truce or peace with Great Britain without the formal consent of the other first obtained; and they mutually engage not to lay down their arms until the independence of the United States shall have been formally or tacitly assured by the treaty or treaties that shall terminate the war.
Stran 249 - In God's name, if it is absolutely necessary to declare either for peace or war, and the former cannot be preserved with honour, why is not the latter commenced without hesitation ? I am not, I confess, well informed of the resources of this kingdom ; but I trust it has still sufficient to maintain its just rights, though I know them not. — But, my Lords, any state is better than despair. Let us at least make one effort; and if we must fall, let us fall like men...
Stran 211 - That there shall be no establishment of any one religious sect in this province in preference to another ; and that no protestant inhabitant of this colony shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil right, merely on account of his religious principles...
Stran 249 - My lords, his Majesty succeeded to an empire as great in extent as its reputation was unsullied. Shall we tarnish the lustre of this nation by an ignominious surrender of its rights and fairest possessions...
Stran 105 - That it be recommended to the provincial convention of New Hampshire to call a full and free representation of the people, and that the 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 province, during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the colonies.
Stran 249 - My lords, I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me ; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy...
Stran 165 - I assured him, that having more than once travelled almost from one end of the continent to the other, and kept a great variety of company, eating, drinking, and conversing with them freely, I never had heard in any conversation from any person, drunk or sober, the least expression of a wish, for a separation, or hint that such a thing would be advantageous to America.
Stran 567 - ... calumny itself never charged him with violating' the rights of person, property, or humanity. Never avoiding danger, he never rashly sought it; and acting for all around him as he did for himself; he risked the lives of his troops only when it was necessary. Never elated with prosperity, nor depressed by adversity, he preserved an equanimity which won the admiration of his friends, and exacted the respect of his enemies. The country, from Camden to the sea coast, between the Pedee and Santee,...
Stran 104 - ... especially at a time when General Gage hath actually levied war, and is carrying on hostilities against his majesty's peaceable and loyal subjects of that colony; that, in order to conform as near as may be to the spirit and substance of the charter, it be recommended to the provincial convention to write letters to the inhabitants of the several places which are entitled to representation in assembly, requesting them to choose such representatives; and that the assembly, when chosen, do elect...
Stran 249 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy! Pressed down as I am by the hand of infirmity, I am little able to assist my country in this most perilous conjuncture; but, my Lords, while I have sense and memory, I will never consent to deprive the royal offspring of the House of Brunswick, the heirs of the Princess Sophia, of their fairest inheritance.

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