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Marblehead (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
. congress of Massachusetts, still fondly hoping for a peaceful end of all their troubles, so far recognised the authority of Gage, as to vote, that if he would issue writs in the usual form for the election of a general assembly, to be held on the last Wednesday in May, the towns ought to obey the precepts, and elect members; but in case such writs should not be issued, they recommended the choice of delegates for a third provincial congress. On Sunday, the second, two vessels arrived at Marblehead with the tidings, that both houses of parliament had pledged to the king their lives and fortunes for the reduction of America, that New England was prohibited from the fisheries, and that the army of Gage was to be largely reinforced. The next morning, congress re- April 3. quired the attendance of all absent members, and desired the towns not yet represented to send members without delay. If America, wrote Joseph Warren on that day, Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. is an humble instrumen
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 27
ssels arrived at Marblehead with the tidings, that both houses of parliament had pledged to the king their lives and fortunes for the reduction of America, that New England was prohibited from the fisheries, and that the army of Gage was to be largely reinforced. The next morning, congress re- April 3. quired the attendance of alf the Six Nations received Christian training, was threatened with an army of savages; its president, Eleazer Wheelock, sent, therefore, as the first envoy from New England, the young preacher James Dean, who was a great master of the language of the Iroquois, to itinerate as a missionary among the tribes in Canada, and brighten thres as God Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. would approve; they encouraged the poor of Boston to move into the country; they sent special envoys to each of the other New England states to concert measures for raising an army of defence; and they urged the militia and minute men in the several towns to be on the alert. They forbade ever
members, who, as unfit subjects for the king's mercy, were to be brought to condign punishment by prosecution either in America or in England. While the king, through Lord Dartmouth, con- Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. fidently issued these sanguinary instructions which a numerous army could hardly have enforced, four of the regiments at first destined to Boston, received orders to proceed directly to New York, where their presence was to aid the progress of intrigue. At the same time the Senegal carried out six packages, each containing a very large number of copies of An address of the people of Great Britain to the inhabitants of America, written in the blandest terms by Sir John Dalrymple at Lord North's request, to cooperate with his conciliatory resolution. The power of taxation over you, said the pamphleteer, we desire to throw from us as unworthy of you to be subject to, and of us to possess. We wished to make the concession. From the late differences it is the fault of
Concord (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
t that could be interpreted as a commencement of hostilities; but they resolved unanimously that the militia might act on the defensive. If the forces of the colony should be called out, the members of the congress agreed to repair instantly to Concord. Then, on the fifteenth of April, they adjourned, expecting a long and desperate war with the mighty power of Great Britain, yet with no treasury but the good — will of the people; not a soldier in actual service; hardly ammunition enough for ale, that can organize and guide. Gage, who himself had about three thousand effective men, learned through his spies the state of the country and the ludicrously scanty amount of stores, collected by the provincial committees at Worcester and Concord. The report increased his confidence as well as the insolence of his officers; and as soon as the members of the congress had gone to their homes, he resolved on striking a blow, as the Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. 10. king desired. On the t
Quebec (Canada) (search for this): chapter 27
the Green Mountain Boys formally renounced the government of New York, which was virtually renouncing their allegiance to the king; and agreed to seize the fort at Ticonderoga as soon as the king's troops should commit hostilities. Their purpose was communicated in profound secrecy to Thomas Walker, a restless Anglo-Canadian, at Montreal. In my opinion, wrote Walker to Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren, they are the most proper persons for this job, which will effectually curb the province of Quebec. The congress of Massachusetts adopted a code for its future army, and authorized the committee of safety to form and pay six companies of artillery; yet they refused to take into pay any part of the militia or minute men. They enjoined every town to have its committee of correspondence; they ordered a day of fasting and prayer for the union of the American colonies, and their direction to such measures as God Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. would approve; they encouraged the poor of Boston
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 27
e congress agreed to repair instantly to Concord. Then, on the fifteenth of April, they adjourned, expecting a long and desperate war with the mighty power of Great Britain, yet with no treasury but the good — will of the people; not a soldier in actual service; hardly ammunition enough for a parade day; as for artillery, having sd Robert R. Livingston; not to hasten a revolution, but to concert measures for the preservation of American rights, and for the restoration of harmony between Great Britain and the colonies. This happened at a time when the king believed New York won over by immunities and benefactions and the generals who were on the point of the progress of intrigue. At the same time the Senegal carried out six packages, each containing a very large number of copies of An address of the people of Great Britain to the inhabitants of America, written in the blandest terms by Sir John Dalrymple at Lord North's request, to cooperate with his conciliatory resolution. T
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
getting more and more divided, and that there would be no great difficulty in bringing the contest to a conclusion. The sending reinforcements was treated as almost a matter of indifference. To assist in disjoining the colonies, New York, North Carolina, and Georgia, were excepted from restraints imposed on the trade and fisheries of all the rest. That North Carolina could be retained in obedience, through a part of its own people, was believed in England, on the authority of its governor. North Carolina could be retained in obedience, through a part of its own people, was believed in England, on the authority of its governor. With the utmost secrecy, the king sent over Allan Maclean of Torloish, to entice to the royal standard the Highlanders of the old forty-seventh regiment, now settled in that province; at the very time when its convention, which met on the third of April, were Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. 10. expressing a perfect agreement with the general congress; and were heartily seconded by its assembly. New York was the pivot of the policy of minis-10. ters. The defection of its assembly from the acts
Canada (Canada) (search for this): chapter 27
cher James Dean, who was a great master of the language of the Iroquois, to itinerate as a missionary among the tribes in Canada, and brighten the chain of friendship. To the Mohawks, whose ancient territory included Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. the passes from Canada and the war-paths from the more remote western nations, the Massachusetts congress despatched the humane and thoughtful Kirkland, who had lived among them as a missionary; and who was now instructed to prevail with them either totroops should commit hostilities. Their purpose was communicated in profound secrecy to Thomas Walker, a restless Anglo-Canadian, at Montreal. In my opinion, wrote Walker to Samuel Adams and Joseph Warren, they are the most proper persons for this ause they questioned the right of parliament to tax America. Three days later, Lord North avowed the orders for raising Canadian regiments of French Papists; however, he continued, the dispute with America is not so alarming as some people apprehend
Vienna (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
ly, and without bloodshed. On the twenty-third of May, secret advices from May 23. Philadelphia confirmed Dartmouth and the king in their confidence, that North's conciliatory resolution would remove all obstacles to the restoration of. public tranquillity, through the moderation and loyal disposition of the assembly of New York. The king, in proroguing parliament on the twenty-sixth, no longer introduced the rebel people of Massachusetts, but spoke only of his subjects in America, whose wishes were to be gratified and apprehensions removed as far as the constitution would allow. The Chap. XXVI.} 1775 May. 27. court gazette of the day was equally moderate. Themembers of parliament dispersed, and as yet no tidings came from the colonies of a later date than the middle of April. All America, from Lake Champlain to the Altamaha; all Europe, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, hardly less than London, were gazing with expectation towards the little villages that lay around Boston.
Stockbridge (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 27
of friendship. To the Mohawks, whose ancient territory included Chap. XXVI.} 1775. April. the passes from Canada and the war-paths from the more remote western nations, the Massachusetts congress despatched the humane and thoughtful Kirkland, who had lived among them as a missionary; and who was now instructed to prevail with them either to take part with the Americans, or at least to stand neuter, and not assist their enemies. To each of the converted Indians who were domiciled at Stockbridge, the congress voted a blanket and a ribbon as a testimony of affection, saying, we are all brothers. The Stockbridge Indians, after deliberating in council for two days, promised in their turn to intercede with the Six Nations in behalf of the colonists among whom they dwelt. Meantime the Green Mountain Boys formally renounced the government of New York, which was virtually renouncing their allegiance to the king; and agreed to seize the fort at Ticonderoga as soon as the king's troop
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