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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
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Chapter 19: The people of New York true to union. January—February, 1775 while Gage was waiting for England to undertake Chap. XIX.} 1775. Jan. in earnest the subjugation of America, the king expected every moment to hear that the small but well-disciplined force at Boston had struck a decisive blow at a disorderly rabble. Neither he nor his ministers believed the hearty union of so vast a region as America possible. But at the one extreme, New Hampshire in convention unanimously adhered to the recent congress, and elected delegates to the next. At the other, South Carolina on the eleventh of January held a general meeting, Jan 1<*> which was soon resolved into a provincial congress, with Charles Pinckney for president. They then called upon their deputies to explain, why they had not included in the list of grievances the entire series of monopolies and restrictions; and they murmured at the moderation of Virginia which had refused to look further back than 1763.
hey held their property and their blood of less account than liberty. They were startled at the lightest rustling of impending danger, but they were no more moved from their deep seated purpose than the granite rock which seems to quiver with the flickering shadow of the overhanging cloud, as the wind drives it by. Life and liberty shall go together, was their language. Our existence as a free people absolutely depends on our acting with spirit and vigor, said Joseph Warren; and he wished England to know that the Americans had courage enough to fight for their freedom. The people, said Samuel Adams, will defend their liberties with dignity. One regular attempt to subdue this or any other colony, whatever may be the first issue of the attempt, will open a quarrel which will never be closed, till what some of them affect to apprehend, and we truly deprecate, shall take effect. The second provincial congress before its adjournment appointed a committee to prepare in the recess ru
y of the race; from the traditions of the Hebrews in the gray of the world's morning; from the heroes and sages of republican Greece and Rome; from the example of Him who laid down his life on the cross for the life of humanity; from the religious creed which proclaimed the divine presence in man, and on this truth as in a life-boat, floated the liberties of nations over the dark flood of the middle ages; from the customs of the Germans transmitted out of their forests to the councils of Saxon England; from the burning faith and courage of Martin Luther; from trust in the inevitable universality of God's sovereignty as taught by Paul of Tarsus, and Augustine, through Calvin and the divines of New England; from the avenging fierceness of the Puritans, who dashed down the mitre on the ruins of the throne; from the bold dissent and creative self assertion of the earliest emigrants to Massachusetts; from the statesmen who made, and the philosophers who expounded, the revolution of England
ause, that conquest in the field must be succeeded by military occupation. President Lincoln proposes, on republican principles, to vest the Government of each seceded State in one tenth of the population who will swear allegiance to him and obedience to his acts of Congress and proclamation. These men will be no more able to maintain themselves than were the thirty tyrants of Athens without the aid of the Lacedaemonian garrison. They will form a detested oligarchy like the Normans in Saxon England, only that they will rule over men braver and more warlike than themselves. Even when the North has surrendered her liberty and beggared her finances, she will not be able permanently to hold her immense countries and keep their hostile populations on the terms. The Times adds: "Though we conceive it to be quite possible that, overborne by perpetually recruited numbers and immense resources, the South may become unable to retain large armies in the field, yet between that and subjug