The Biography of the Principal American Military and Naval Heroes: Comprehending Details of Their Achievements During the Revolutionary and Late Wars. Interspersed with Authentic Anecdotes Not Found in Any Other Work, Količina 1

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Stran 259 - abilities to accomplish so arduous a task, which, however, was superseded by a confidence in the rectitude of our cause, the support of the supreme power of the Union, and the patronage of Heaven. " The successful termination of the war has verified my most sanguine expectations, and my gratitude for the interposition of Providence, and the assistance
Stran 259 - most sanguine expectations, and my gratitude for the interposition of Providence, and the assistance I have received from my countrymen, increases with every review of the momentuous contest. " While I repeat my obligations to the army in general, I should do injustice to my own feelings, not to acknowledge,
Stran 258 - a heart full of love atid gratitude, I now take leave of you :—I most devoutly wish, that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious
Stran 348 - member of the first Congress in 1774; in 1787, he was a member of the convention which framed the constitution of the United States ; in 1788, he succeeded Franklin as President of the supreme executive council of Pennsylvania; he
Stran 260 - You have conducted the great military contest with wisdom and fortitude, invariably regarding the rights of the civil power through all disasters and changes. You have, by the love and confidence of your fellow-citizens, enabled them to display their martial genius and transmit
Stran 260 - notice and patronage of Congress. " Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." " I consider it as my indispensable duty to close this last solemn act
Stran 261 - fame to posterity. Having defended the standard of Liberty in this new world, having taught a lesson useful to those who inflict, and to those who feel oppression, you retire from the great theatre of action with the blessing of your
Stran 186 - is most damnably deficient. He has thrown me into a situation where I have my choice of difficulties : if I stay in this province, I risk myself and army ; and if I do not stay, the province is lost forever. I have neither guides, cavalry,
Stran 255 - tend to sully the reputation and glory they •had acquired; that the army continued to have an unshaken confidence in the justice of Congress and their country, and that they viewed with abhorrence, and rejected with disdain, the infamous propositions in the late anonymous address to the officers of the army.
Stran 263 - young girls began to sing the following ode: " Welcome, mighty Chief, once more, " Welcome to this grateful shore : " Now no mercenary foe " Aims, again, the fatal blow— • • Aims at thee the fatal blow. *' Virgins fair, and matrons grave, <

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