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‘ [172] real interests and just rights of America outweigh
Chap. XV.} 1774.
every other consideration, we resolve that we will exert every power within us for the defence of American liberty, when regularly called forth by the unanimous voice of our countrymen.’

America contrasted the regiments of regulars at Boston, ingloriously idle and having no purpose but to enslave a self-protected province, with the noble Virginians braving danger at the call of a royal governor, and pouring out their blood to win the victory for western civilization.

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