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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 4 0 Browse Search
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al power, might do, 31 Hen. VIII. c. VIII. Compare 1 Ed. VI., c. XII., Hallam's Constitutional Hist. of England, i. 47, 48, 50. and gave the energy of law to his proclamations and ordinances. In this it did but surrender the liberties of its own constituents: Halifax and his board invited the British parliament to sequester the liberties of other communities, and transfer them to the British crown. The people of Connecticut, Journal of Commons, XXV. 793. through their agent, Eliakim Palmer, protested against the unusual and extraordinary attempt, so repugnant to the laws and constitution of Great Britain, and to their own inestimable privileges and charter, of being governed by laws of their own making. By their birthright, by the perils of their ancestors, by the sanctity of royal faith, by their own affectionate duty and zeal, by their devotion of their lives and fortunes to their king and country, they remonstrated against the bill. Pennsylvania and Rhode Island plead
Fort Edward, with the pomp of a triumphant warrior. He did not amuse himself with making prisoners, said Montcalm, on seeing but one captive; Montcalm to Vaudreuil, 27 July, 1757. and the red men yelled for joy as they counted in the canoes two-and-forty scalps of Englishmen. The Ottawas resolved to humble the arrogance of chap XI.} 1757. the American boatmen; and they lay hid in ambuscades all the twenty-third of July, and all the following night. At daybreak of the twenty-fourth, Palmer was seen on the lake in command of two-and-twenty barges. The Indians rushed on his party suddenly, terrified them by their yells, and, after killing many, took one hundred and sixty prisoners. To-morrow or next day, said the captives, General Webb will be at the fort with fresh troops. No matter, said Montcalm; in less than twelve days I will have a good story to tell about them. From the timid Webb there was nothing to fear. He went, it is true, to Fort William Henry, but took care to