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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.) 4 0 Browse Search
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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.), Chapter 8: American political writing, 1760-1789 (search)
one. The writer, a young lawyer of Philadelphia, was later to contribute powerfully to the acceptance of the Federal Constitution by Pennsylvania. Not all who entered the lists, however, agreed so unreservedly with the sentiments of Congress or of the patriot leaders. A series of papers in The Pennsylvania packet, reprinted in a pamphlet with the title A Few Political Reflections Submitted to the Consideration of the British Colonies, by a Citizen of Philadelphia, and attributed to Richard Wells, urged compensation for the tea and the abandonment of violent protest, at the same time arguing for united rejection of the claim to taxation on the ground that the colonies were too old and too strong to be kept in leading-strings. An anonymous Letter from a Virginian, addressed to the Congress at Philadelphia, went further and frankly questioned the constitutional soundness and political wisdom of the arguments put forth by the Congress. No history of the American Revolution, or o
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)
r-Witch, the, 300 Watson, Bishop, 91 Watteau, 111 Watts, Isaac, 70 n., 159, 160 Way of the Congregational churches Cleared, the, 37 Wayne, Anthony, 203 Ways of the hour, the, 305 Weakness of Brutus exposed, the, 148 Webb, George, 161 Webster, Daniel, 250 Webster, Noah, 91, 148, 233, 292, 354 Webster, Pelatiah, 148 Wedderburn, Lord, 99 Weekly magazine, the, 288, 290 Weems, M. L., 315 Welby, Adlard, 207 Weld, Isaac, 189, 202, 206 Welde, Thomas, 156 Wells, Richard, 136 Wemyss, F. C., 221 n., 223 n. Wept of wish-ton-wish, the, 300 West, Benjamin, 91 Westchester Farmer, 136, 137 Western Clearings, 318 Weston, Richard, 190 When Lilacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed, 270 When was the drama introduced in America? 216 n. Whipple, E. P., 244 Whistle, the, 101 Whitby, Daniel, 66 White, Kirk, 263, 270 n., 271 Whitefield, George, 9, 73-75, 77, 78, 81, 91, 103 White-Jacket, 321 Whitemarsh, Thomas, 116, I 17 Whitman, Elizabe
amending section 6 of chapter 138 of the Code; for the relief of Mrs. Cora Anderson, administratrix of Frederick Anderson, dec'd; providing for the purchase and distribution of books of instruction for the use of the military officers of the State. Resolutions of Inquiry.--The following resolutions of inquiry were adopted and referred; By Mr. Dickenson, of Grayson, of amending the charter of the Black Lick and Plaster Bank Turnpike Company; by Mr. Thomas, of Henry, of refunding to Richard Wells, Sr., of the county of Henry, a certain fine paid by him in satisfaction of a judgment of the County Court of said county; by Mr. Isbell, of compensating Charles B. Harding, late Commonwealth's Attorney for Jefferson county, for extra services as Commonwealth's Attorney for that county. Joint Resolution.--The following joint resolution, proposed by Mr. Finney, was laid over under the rules: Resolved by the General Assembly of Virginia, That by allowing the Federal flag to be rais