Deacon Tudor's Diary; Or, "Memorandoms from 1709, &c

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Press of W. Spooner, 1896 - 110 páginas
 

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Página 34 - Concourse of people, So numerous as to be obliged to follow in Ranks of 4 & 6 abreast and brought up by a long Train of Carriages. The sorrow Visible in the Countenances, together with the peculiar solemnity, Surpass description, it was suppos'd that the Spectators & those that follow'd the corps amounted to 15000, som supposed 20,00o. Note Capt Preston was tried for his Life on the affare of the above Octob
Página 32 - Council, to request of him to issue his orders for the immediate removal of the troops. The message was in these words : " That it is the unanimous opinion of this meeting that the inhabitants and soldiery can no longer live together in safety ; that nothing can rationally be expected to restore the peace of the town and prevent...
Página 66 - Britain: & finally we do assert & declare these colonies to be free & independent states, & that as free & independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, & to do all other acts & things which independent states may of right do.
Página 66 - Signed by order and in behalf of the Congress. JOHN HANCOCK, President.
Página 23 - Under the deepest Sense of Duty and Loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign King George, and in respect and Gratitude to the Patriotic Ministry, Mr. Pitt, and the Glorious Majority of both Houses of Parliament, by whose Influence, under Divine Providence, against a most strenuous Opposition, a happy Repeal of the Stamp Act, so unconstitutional as well as Grievous to His Majesty's good Subjects of America, is attained; whereby our incontestible Right of Internal Taxation remains to us inviolate.
Página xviii - ... circumstances, scarcely yet investigated, appears to have cooperated in bringing about the great, and I trust the happy revolution, that is on the eve of being accomplished. It will not be uncommon that those things which were considered at the moment as real ills, should have been no inconsiderable causes in producing positive and permanent national felicity. For it is thus that providence works in the mysterious course of events, " From seeming evil still educing good.
Página xviii - ... respectable quarters, that liberal policy and federal sentiments had been rapidly increasing in Massachusetts for some time past : it gives me additional pleasure to find that labour is becoming more productive, and commerce more flourishing among the citizens. If I have formerly approved myself inclined to subserve the public interest, by fostering youthful merit, I shall now claim to be credited, when I assert that my cordial desires for the happiness of the republic and the prosperity of its...
Página 22 - In the evening the whole town was beautifully illuminated : On the common the Sons of Liberty erected a magnificent pyramid, illuminated with two hundred and eighty lamps, the four upper stories of which were ornamented with the figures of their Majesties, and fourteen of the worthy Patriots, who have distinguished themselves by their love of liberty.
Página 32 - Governor in Council to request the immediate removeal of the Troops. The message was in these Words. That it is the unanimous opinion of this Meeting that the inhabitants & soldiery can no longer live together in safety; that nothing can Ratonaly be expected to restore the peace of the Town & prevent Blood & Carnage but the removal of the Troops: and that we most fervently pray his Honor that his power & influance may be exerted for their instant removal.
Página 86 - And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD. And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

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