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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 9 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore) 7 1 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 2 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 7 1 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 6 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 6 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 6 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: September 24, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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ed Lord Beauchamp. The officers observed Barre, agreed in sending the soldiers to Castle William; what Minis- Chap. XLIV.} 1770. April. ter will dare to send them back to Boston? The very idea of a military establishment in America, cried William Burke, is wrong. In a different spirit, Lord Barrington proposed a change in the too democratical Charter of Massachusetts. Report of the Debate in the Boston Gazette of 25 June, 1770; 794, 4, 2. The American question became more and more complicated with the history and the hopes of freedom in England. The country was suffering from the excess of aristocracy in its constitution; Burke, writing with the authority of the great whig party, prescribed more aristocracy as the cure of the evil. But English liberty was like the lofty forest tree which begins to decay at its top; it needed a renewal of the soil round its root. Chat- May. ham saw the futility of the plan; and unable to obtain from Rockingham the acceptance of his far
ke of this country, for the sake of America, for the sake of general liberty, that this Address will go with a unanimous vote. As nothing was proposed but to carry out the Declaratory Act, no man in England could so little find fault with the principle of the proposed measures, as Edmund Burke; he only taunted the Ministry with their wavering policy. Lord George Germain derived all the American disturbance from the repeal of the Stamp tax. Conway pleaded for unanimity. I speak, said William Burke, as an Englishman; we applaud ourselves for the struggle we have had for our Constitution; the Colonists are our fellowsub-jects; they will not lose theirs without a struggle. Barre applauded the good temper with which the subject had been discussed, and refused to make any opposition The leading question, said Wedderburn, who bore the principal part in the debate, is the dependence or independence of America. The Address was adopted without a division. The next day letters arrived