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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 86 4 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 78 0 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 39 3 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 20 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 14 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 6 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 6 0 Browse Search
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.) 6 2 Browse Search
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the champions of humanity. The country never Chap. I.} 1774. May. doubted their perseverance, and they trusted the fel low-feeling of the continent. As soon as the act was received, the Boston committee of correspondence, by the hand of Joseph Warren, invited eight neighboring towns to a conference on the critical state of public affairs. On the twelfth, at noon, Metcalf Bowler, the speaker of the assembly of Rhode Island, came before them with the cheering news, that, in answer to a recless severity. He had promised the king that with four regiments he would play the lion, and troops beyond his requisition were hourly expected. His instructions enjoined upon him the seizure and condign punishment of Samuel Adams, Hancock, Joseph Warren, and other leading patriots; but he stood in such dread of them that he never so much as attempted their arrest. The people of Massachusetts were almost exclusively of English origin; beyond any other colony, they loved the land of their a
he committee, whose members saw their option confined to abject submission or an open rupture. They longed to escape the necessity of the choice by devising some measure which might recall their oppressors to moderation and reason. Accordingly, Warren, on the fifth, reported a solemn league and covenant to suspend all commercial intercourse with the mother country, and neither to purchase nor consume any merchandise from Great Britain after the last day of the ensuing August. The names of thoeserted. To a meeting of tradesmen, a plausible speaker ventured to recommend for consideration the manner of paying for the tea; and he met with so much success, that after some altercation, they separated without coming to any resolution. But Warren, who exerted as much energy to save his country as others to paralyze its spirit, proved to his friends, that the payment in any form would open the way for every compliance even to a total submission; and he was himself encouraged by the glowing
duals as a pretext for sending them to jail. On Friday, the first of July, July. Admiral Graves arrived in the Preston, of sixty guns; on Saturday the train of artillery was encamped on the common by the side of two regiments that were there before. On Monday these were reenforced by the fifth and thirty-eighth. Arrests, it was confidently reported, were now to be made. In this moment of greatest danger, the Boston committee of correspondence, Samuel Adams, the two Greenleafs, Molyneux, Warren and others being present, considered the rumor that some of them were to be taken up, and voted unanimously that they would attend their business as usual, unless prevented by brutal force. The attempt to intimidate, said the patriots, is lost labor. The spirit of defiance gave an impulse to the covenant. At Plymouth the subscribers increased at once to about a hundred. The general Chap. V.} 1774. July. who had undertaken to frighten the people, excused himself from executing his thr
commission in the Boston cadets; and that company resented the insult by returning the king's standard and disbanding. Putnam, of Connecticut, famous for service near Lake George and Ticonderoga, before the walls of Havana, and far up the lakes against Pontiac, a pioneer of emigration to the southern banks of the Mississippi, the oracle of all patriot circles in his neighborhood, rode to Boston with one hundred and thirty sheep, as a gift from the parish of Brooklyn. The old hero became Warren's guest, and every one's favorite. The officers whom he visited on Boston Common bantered him about coming down to fight. Twenty ships of the line and twenty regiments, said Major Small, may be expected from England in case a submission is not speedily made by Boston. If they come, said the veteran, I am ready to treat them as enemies. The growing excitement attracted to New England Charles Lee, the restless officer whom the Five Nations had named the Boiling Water. As aide-de-camp t
with love for a sacred cause. Before Samuel Adams departed, he had concerted the measures by which Suffolk county would be best able to bring the wrongs of the town and the province before the general congress; and he left the direction with Warren, whose impetuous fearlessness Chap. IX.} 1774. Aug. was tempered by self-possession, gentleness, and good sense, and who had reluctantly become convinced that all connection with the British parliament must be thrown off. On the sixteenth of Augnd, and in contempt of Gage and the act of parliament, they directed special meetings in every town and precinct in the county, to elect delegates with full powers to appear at Dedham on the first Monday in September. From such a county congress Warren predicted very important consequences. Meantime Boston was not left to deliberate alone. On Friday, the twenty-sixth, its committee were joined at Faneuil Hall by delegates from the several towns of the counties of Worcester, Middlesex, and E
1774. Sept. tains of the towns, representatives, and committee men. Warren, hearing that the roads from Sudbury to Cambridge were lined by menl consequences. Had they marched only five miles into the country, Warren was of opinion that not a man of them would have been saved. Gage f Suffolk county, which it had been agreed between Samuel Adams and Warren should send a memorial to the general congress, met in Dedham. Eveted; and their grand business was referred to a committee, of which Warren was the chairman. While their report was preparing, the day camef the people was embodied in the careful and elaborate report which Warren on the ninth presented to the adjourned Suffolk convention. On the every age and of every country. The good judgment and daring of Warren singled him out above all others then in the province, as the leadewas made at once to reassume the old charter and elect a governor. Warren, careful lest the province should be thought to aim at greater adva
e stores, reported on the same day, that the proper time was now. Upon the debate for raising money to prepare for the crisis, one member proposed to appropriate a thousand pounds, another two thousand; a committee reported a sum of less than ninety thousand dollars, as a preparation against a warlike empire, flushed with victory, and able to spend twenty million pounds sterling a year in the conduct of a war. They elected three general officers by ballot. A committee of safety, Hancock and Warren being of the number, was invested with power to alarm and muster the Chap. XIV.} 1774. Oct. militia of the province, of whom one-fourth were to hold themselves ready to march at a minute's notice. In Connecticut, which, from its compactness, numbers, and wealth, was second only to Massachusetts in military resources, the legislature of 1774 provided for effectively organizing the militia, prohibited the importation of slaves, and ordered the several towns to provide double the usual qua
deliberation. The true spirit of liberty was never so universally diffused through all ranks and orders of people in any country on the face of the earth, as it now is through all North America. If the late acts of parliament are not to be repealed, the wisest step for both countries is to separate, and not to spend their blood and treasure in destroying each other. It is barely possible that Great Britain may depopulate North America; she never can conquer the inhabitants. So wrote Joseph Warren, and his words were the mirror of the passions of his countrymen. They were addressed to the younger Quincy, who as a private man had crossed the Atlantic to watch the disposition of the ministry; they were intended to be made known in England, in the hope of awakening the king and his ministers from the delusion that Chap. XVI.} 1774. Oct. Nov. America could be intimidated into submission. The eyes of the world were riveted on Franklin and George the Third. The former was environ
n preparing for war; yet they 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
the debate, wrote to Lord North: I am convinced the line adopted in American affairs will be crowned with success. These words fell from George the Third on the day on which Boston commemorated the massacre of its citizens. The orator was Joseph Warren, who understood the delusion of the king, and resolved to prove that the Americans would make the last appeal, rather than submit to the yoke prepared for their necks; that their unexampled patience had no alloy of cowardice. The commemora-Adams, the moderator, received with studied courtesy, placing them all near the orator, some of them on the platform above the pulpit stairs. There they sat conspicuously, and listened to a vivid picture of the night of the massacre, after which Warren proceeded: Our streets are again filled with armed men, our harbor is crowded with ships of war; but these cannot intimidate us; our liberty must be preserved; it is far dearer than life; we hold it even dear as our allegiance; we cannot su
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