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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vermont, (search)
a union of Vermont with the British is proposed, under instructions from General Haldimand, by encouraging which Allen effects an exchange of prisoners and cessation of hostilities on the border......May, 1781 Jonas Fay, Ira Allen, and Bazaleel Woodward sent by the legislature to represent the cause of Vermont to the Continental Congress......June 22, 1781 First newspaper in Vermont, the Vermont Gazette, or Green Mountain Postboy, printed at Westminster by Judah Paddock Spooner and Timothy Green......1781 Congress resolves that an indispensable preliminary to the admission of Vermont as a State should be the relinquishing of territory east of the Connecticut and west of the present New York State line, Aug. 20, 1781; the legislature dissolves its eastern and western unions......Feb. 22, 1782 Residents of Brattleboro, Guilford, and Halifax, in a petition prepared by Charles Phelps to Governor Clinton, of New York, complain of the Vermont government, and ask New York to as
of the Act. Honor, then, to the ingenious Benjamin Mecom, the boldhearted editor at New Haven, who on that morning, chap. XIX.} 1765. Nov. without apology or concealment, issued the Connecticut Gazette, filled with patriotic appeals; for, said he, the press is the test of truth, the bulwark of public safety, the guardian of freedom, and the people ought not to sacrifice it. Com. Gaz. No. 488, Friday, 1 Nov. 1765. Nor let the true lovers of their country pass unheeded the grave of Timothy Green, one of an illustrious family of printers, himself publisher of the New London Gazette, which had always modestly and fearlessly defended his country's rights; for on Friday, the first day of November, his journal came forth without stamps, and gave to the world a paper from the incomparable Stephen Johnson, of Lyme. New London Gaz. No. 108, Friday, 1 Nov. 1765. The liberty of free inquiry, said he, is one of the first and most fundamental of a free people. They have an und