they peopled many coun-
ties, till, in public life, they already balanced the influence of the Quakers.
, they went up the valley of the Shenandoah
; and they extended themselves along the tributaries of the Catawba
, in the beautiful upland region of North Carolina
Their training in Ireland
had kept the spirit of liberty and the readiness to resist unjust government as fresh in their hearts, as though they had just been listening to the preachings of Knox
, or musing over the political creed of the Westminster Assembly.
They brought to America
no submissive love for England
; and their experience and their religion alike bade them meet oppression with prompt resistance.
We shall find the first voice publicly raised in America
to dissolve all connection with Great Britain
came, not from the Puritans of New-England
, or the Dutch
, or the planters of Virginia
, but from Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.