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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 5 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Columbia University, (search)
t commencement was on June 21, 1758, when about twenty students were graduated. In 1767 a grant was made in the New Hampshire Grants of 24,000 acres of land, but it was lost by the separation of that part of Vermont from New York. In 1762 Rev. Myles Cooper was sent over by the Archbishop of Canterbury to become a fellow of the college. He was a strong loyalist, and had a pamphlet controversy with young Alexander Hamilton, one of his pupils. Cooper became president of the college, and so obnCooper became president of the college, and so obnoxious were his politics that the college was attacked by the Sons of liberty and a mob in New York on the night of May 10, 1775, and he was obliged to flee for his life. Rev. Benjamin Moore (afterwards bishop of the diocese) succeeded him. The college was prepared for the reception of troops the next year, when the students were dispersed, the library and apparatus were stored in the City Hall, and mostly lost, and the building became a military hospital. About 600 of the volumes were recover
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 8: American political writing, 1760-1789 (search)
itish forces, Galloway went to England, where he was thought sufficiently important to be examined before the House of Commons, and where he continued to publish pamphlets on America until the end of the war. Another New York loyalist, President Myles Cooper of King's College (now Columbia), gifted with wit and sarcasm above most of his fellows, entered the lists in 1774 with two anonymous pamphlets-The American Querist: or, Some Questions Proposed relative to the Present Disputes between Gred thence to England, where he obtained ecclesiastical preferment. Charles Lee, soon to be numbered among the renegades and traitors, but at the moment in the enjoyment of a repute as a military expert which he had done little to earn, replied to Cooper with some cleverness in Strictures on a pamphlet, entitled a Friendly address to all Reasonable Americans (1775)-the only contribution of Lee's to the patriot cause for which he may be appreciatively remembered. Although not published until 17
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
and the extent of the legislative authority of the British Parliament, 135 Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes in the British colonies, etc., 130 Contemplations, 155 Contrast, the, 218, 219, 220, 227, 229, 232 Contrat social, 102, 119 Cook, Captain, 186 Cool thoughts on the present situation, etc., 98 Coombe, Thomas, 163 Cooper, J. Fenimore, 187, 208, 209, 231, 232, 276, 292, 293-306, 307, 308, 309, 31o, 311, 314, 36, 317, 318, 319, 320,322,324,325 Cooper, Myles, 138 Cooper, Thomas, 202 Cooper, Judge, William, 293, 294 Coquette, the, 285, 286 Cornwallis, 144, 145 Cortez, 287, 319 Cotton, Rev.John, 21, 35-38, 43,50, 158 Count Julian, 317 Countryman, Letters of A, 148 Courier (Charleston), 237 Court of fancy, the, 176 Cousin, Victor, 332 Cowley, 112, 177 Cowper, 166, 178 n., 180, 263, 273, 276 Cox, Ross, 210 Cox, William, 241 Coxe, Tench, 148 Crabbe, George, 279 Crafts, William, 237 Cranch, Chr