1 edition of A Memoir containing a concise sketch of the exemplary and pious life and happy death of Miss Eliza Van Wyck ... found in the catalog.
Running title:Memoirs of Miss Eliza Van WyckShaw & Shoemaker, 51217Microfiche. New Canaan, CT : Readex. microfiches. (Early American imprints.Second series ; no. 51217)
|Statement||Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong|
|Publishers||Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 95 p. :|
|Number of Pages||81|
|2||Early American imprints -- no. 51217|
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Having attended to these important concerns, congress closed their session on the 26th of October, after adopting addresses to the people of Great Britain, to the king, and ta the French inhabitants of Canada.
His habits, through life, were uniformly on the side of virtue. Hancock and ; and this is said to have been intended in the expedition to Concord, which led to the memorable battle of Lexington, the opening scene of the revolutionary war. It has, indeed, been asserted, that in force of genius, he was inferior to many of his contemporaries; but honoura ble testimony was given, both to the purity of his principles, and the excellence of his abilities, by his frequent nomination to committees, whose deliberations deeply involved the wel- fare of the community.
Although the provocation, in this instance, was given by the citizens, the whole town was simultaneously aroused to seek redress. a sound bottom, the force of this country can crush America to atoms ; but on the ground of this tax, when it is wished to prosecute an evident injustice,! in the winter of 1764, Lord Grenville, who had recently been elevated to the premiership, announced to the agents of the colonies, then in England, his intention of drawing a re- INTRODUCTION.
nounced, as it tvas, with a firm and solemn tone, was deep and effeciual.
can agricul- ture be promoted, when the wild boar of the forest breaks down our hedges, and pulls up our vines? Have not our youth forgotten they were Americans, and regardless of the admonitions of the wise and aged, copied, with a servile imitation, the frivolity and vices of their tyrants? The captains of his majesty's frigates were instructed to seize, and bring in, offenders who avoided making entries in England. Odious to the community as the prisoners were, these honest and intrepid champions appeared in their defence, and proved to the world, that while Americans could resist the usurpations of a tyrannical ministry, they could also stand forth, when justice required, for the pro- tection and defence of their irresponsible servants.
In this critical state of public affairs, congress again assem- bled at Philadelphia, on the 10th of May. " Colonies," he writes, "are a strength to their mother country, while they are under good discipline ; while they are strictly made to observe the fundamental laws of the original country ; and while they are kept dependant on it. " He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing ar- mies, without the consent of our legislatures. The charter governments, it has already been observed, were confined to the colonies of New-England.
At length, the 1st of No- vember arrived. Saved in: Other Title: Memoirs of Miss Eliza Van Wyck Publication: Boston: Printed by Samuel T.
In the conclusion of one of his speeches on the bill, Mr.
But the virtues which adorned both these generations ; their patience in days of suffering ; the courage and patriotic zeal with which they asserted their rights ; and the wisdom they displayed in laying the foundations of our government ; will be held in lasting remembrance.
" But lest some unlucky event should happen, unfavourable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gen- tleman in the room, that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honoured with.
will trade flourish, or manufactures be encouraged, where property is made the spoil of such, who are too idle to work, and wicked enough to murder and steal? What foundation have we for our claims over America? " The commons of America, represented in their several assemblies, have ever been in possession of the exercise ot this, their constitutional right, of giving and granting their own money.
By these re strictions, it was thought to starve the colonies into obedi- ence and submission, from a mistaken apprehension that the people were dependent upon the fisheries for their sup- port.