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e of those who held back, assumed the regulation of the militia, apportioned a levy of ten thousand pounds, excused the Quakers from bearing arms, though not from contributing to relieve distress; and by providing for the Chap. XLV.} 1775. yearly election of its successors, severed from the colonial legislature the appointment of future delegates to the general congress. The new provincial congress, chosen with all the forms of law by the qualified voters of each county, came together in October, and while they anxiously prayed for the re-establishment of harmony with Britain, they so far looked to the contingency of war as to offer to raise four thousand minute men, and actually to enrol two regiments for the continental service. It was on this occasion that William Alexander, commonly called the Earl of Stirling, a man of courage, intelligence, and promptitude, though a member of the royal council, entered the army as colonel of the battalion of East New Jersey. The attempt to
or rice, they were Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. chiefly herdsmen; below, the Protestant Episcopcil of safety order Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. ed William Moultrie, colonel of the second regi at least five hun- Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. dred men well armed and clad, soldier-like in tom. From Charleston harbor Campbell wrote in October: Let it not be entirely forgot, that the king has dominions in Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. this part of America. What defence can they makred whose sorrow at Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. parting admitted no consolation. Those who wennviting the negroes Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. to rise. The spirit of resistance, quickenedce; but having once Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. chosen his part, he advocated the most resoluteen; an organization Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. of the militia of the colony; an annual provincble; that a further Chap. XLVI.} 1775. July to Oct. confederacy ought only to he adopted in case of[7 more...]
ngton, to devise a method for renovating the army. While the committee were on the way, Gage, Oct. on the tenth of October, embarked for England, bearing with him the large requirements of Howe, hbe made to suffer, could never be beaten into submission; that a separation Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Oct. from Britain was inevitable. His presence in the camp, within sight of his native town, was welcwas never again heard of. Franklin was still at the camp, when news from Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Oct. Maine confirmed his interpretation of the purposes of the British. In the previous May, Mowat, ae defence of New London. Meantime, the congress at Philadelphia was still Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Oct. halting in the sluggishness of irresolution; and, so long as there remained the dimmest hope of fsixty six in number, headed by George Clymer and McKean, went two by two to Chap. XLVII.} 1775. Oct. the state-house, and delivered their remonstrance; but the spirit of the assembly, under the guid
How George the Third Fared in his Bid for Russians. September, October—1775. the king's proclamation was a contemptuous defi- Chap. LGeorge the Third. The next morning, Gunning went to Panin before Oct. he was up, and to remove objections, offered to be content with a corned to the palace in the evening, but the empress, Chap. L.} 1775 Oct. feigning indisposition, excused herself from seeing him. Meantimengland needed her aid, was flattering to her vanity, Chap. L.} 1775 Oct. and, supposing it had reference only to entanglements in Europe, she Every word of the letter of the king of England Chap. L.} 1775. Oct. to the empress of Russia was in his own hand; she purposely employedof trafficking in the blood of her subjects. On the last day of October, the French minister asked Panin of the truth of the rumors, and Pssible; besides, it is not consistent with the dig- Chap. L.} 1775. Oct. nity of England to employ foreign troops against its own subjects.
1: Parliament is at one with the king. October—December, 1775. when the Russians arrive, will you go and see Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. their camp? wrote Edward Gibbon to a friend. We have grhe British exchequer at their Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. mercy. The plan of the coming campaign was m giving them the most perfect Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. knowledge of the whole matter under consideratiefore, the colonies should be Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. invited by their deputies to state to parliamenorders by most decisive exer- Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. tions, he recommended an increase of the navy a by the war, said Lord North, Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. the Americans will suffer much more. Yet, he ate for the address, said Rig- Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. by, because it sanctifies coercive measures. Ae justice of the state. On the last day of October, Lord Stormont, the British ambassador in Fraom the king, Stormont went to Chap. LI.} 1775. Oct. Vergennes, who expressed the desire to live in
Castle could not abate his courage or his hope. The issue of this rash adventure daunted the Oct. Canadians for a moment, but difficulties only brought out the resources of Montgomery. He was ob high capacity for war. But his chief difficulties grew out of the badness of Chap. LII.} 1775. Oct. the troops. Schuyler also complained of the Connecticut soldiers, announcing even to congress: Ing that the battery was ill placed, he would have erected one at the distance Chap. LII.} 1775. Oct. of four hundred yards from the north side of the fort; but the judgment of the army was against hously surrendered by the English commandant. The colors of the seventh regi- Chap. LII.} 1775. Oct. ment, which were here taken, were transmitted as the first trophy to congress; the prisoners, onegot together about eight hundred Indians, Canadians, and regulars, Carleton, on the last day of October embarked them at Montreal, in thirty four boats, to cross the Saint Lawrence. But Warner, with
eir waists in water, hauling their boats against a very rapid current. On the fourth of October they passed the vestiges Oct. of an Indian chapel, a fort, and the grave of the missionary Rasle. After they took leave of settlements and houses at No the party reached the dividing ridge between the Kennebec and Dead River. Their road now lay through Chap. LIII.} 1775 Oct. forests of pines, balsam fir, cedar, cypress, hemlock, and yellow birch, and over three ponds, that lay hid among the treest. The mountains had been clad in snow since September; winter was howling around them, and their Chap. LIII.} 1775. Oct. course was still to the north. On the night preceding the twenty eighth of October, some of the party encamped on the heiour times to fetch their baggage; and yet starving, deserted, with an enemy's country and uncertainty Chap. LIII.} 1775. Oct. ahead, officers and men, inspired with the love of liberty and their country, pushed on with invincible fortitude. The
mall party, who, meeting no resistance, seized and brought off two printers and all the materials of a printing office, so that he could publish Chap. LV.} 1775. Oct. from his ship a gazette on the side of the king. The outrage, as we shall see, produced retaliation. In October, Dunmore repeatedly landed detachments to seizeOctober, Dunmore repeatedly landed detachments to seize arms wherever he could find them. Thus far Virginia had not resisted the British by force; the war began in that colony with the defence of Hampton, a small village at the end of the isthmus between York and James Rivers. An armed sloop had been driven on its shore in a very violent gale; its people took out of her six swivels a was sent by the committee of safety from Williamsburg to take the direction. The next day the British, having cut their way through the sunken Chap. LV.} 1775. Oct. boats, renewed the attack; but the riflemen poured upon them a heavy fire, killing a few and wounding more. One of the tenders was taken with its armament and sev
and fifty men. On that day free negroes stood in the ranks by the side of white men. In the beginning of the war they had entered the provincial army: the first general order, which was issued by Ward, had required a return, among other things, of the complexion of the soldiers; and black men, like others, were retained in the service after the troops were adopted by the continent. We have seen Edward Rutledge defeated in Chap. LVI} 1776. Jan. his attempt to compel their discharge; in October, the conference at the camp, with Franklin, Harrison, and Lynch, thought it proper to exclude them from the new enlistment; but Washington, at the crisis of his distress, finding that they were very much dissatisfied at being discarded, took the responsibility of reversing the decision; and referred the subject to congress. That body appointed Wythe, Samuel Adams, and Wilson, to deliberate on the question; and on the report of their able committee they voted, that the free negroes who had
ntrusted to a president, who was endowed with a veto on legislation, and who was also commander in chief; the congress then in session resolved itself into a general assembly till their successors should be elected by the people in the following October; the numerous and arbitrary representation which had prevailed originally in the committee of 1774 and had been continued in the first and second congress of 1775, without respect to numbers or property, was confirmed by the new instrument, so teveral days in Nantasket Road, to adjust his ships for the voyage, was awaiting reinforcements at Halifax; and during the interval he was willing that the attempt on the Southern colonies should be continued. That expedition had been planned in October by the king himself, whose solicitude for pursuing with vigor every measure that tended to crush the present dangerous rebellion in the colonies, excited in him the most exemplary attention to every object of advantage. But delays, as usual, i