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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 191 191 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 184 184 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 42 42 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 35 35 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 18 18 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 13 13 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. 11 11 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 7 7 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature 7 7 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8 6 6 Browse Search
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xplain the rise of the union of the United States from the body of the people, the change in the colonial policy of France, and the consequences of the persevering ambition of Great Britain to consolidate its power over America. The penal Acts of 1774 dissolved the moral connection between the two countries, and began the civil war. The importance of the subject justified comprehensive research. Of printed works my own collection is not inconsiderable; and whatever else is to be found in ththe records of the Treasury, of which he at the time was the head; so that all the volumes of its Minutes and its Letter-books, which could throw light on the subject of my inquiries, came under my inspection. The proceedings in Parliament till 1774 had something of a confidential character; from sources the most various, private letters, journals, and reports, preserved in France, or England, or in America, I have obtained full and trustworthy accounts of the debates on the days most nearly
the disorder in the cabinet, the ill health of Chatham, the factions in a corrupt Parliament, or the unpromising aspect of foreign relations, and impressed with the necessity of giving up trifles that created uneasiness, Richard Jackson to Hutchinson, Jan. 1767. Shelburne proceeded diligently to make himself master of each American Paper indorsed, Things to be considered of in North America, in Lansdowne House Mss. Compare the Justice and Policy of the late Act of Parliament for Quebec, 1774, 17. question, and to prepare its solution. The subject of the greatest consequence was the forming an American fund. To this end, without exercising rigor in respect to quit-rents long due, he proposed to break up the system of forestalling lands by speculators, to require that the engrossing proprietors should fulfil the conditions of their grants, and to make all future grants on a system of quitrents, which should be applied to defray the American expenses then borne by the Exchequer
Tuesday the eleventh of January, Franklin for 1774. Jan. Massachusetts, and Mauduit, with Wedderbum; and talked of his dismissal from Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. office, of his arrest, Franklin to Cusreceived 27 January, 1774. that the Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. people of Boston had thrown the tea overbwere to act with, and of the people Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. whom they were to govern. The resolutionbetween the Metropolis and the Ame- Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. He was now thrice venerable, from genius,and safe counsel to the Ministry of Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. Grafton, and repeated it emphatically, ane person delivering the Petition of Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. a great and loyal Colony. Meantime the gpower who on that day sought to rob Chap. LI.} 1774. Jan. Franklin of his good name, wounded him ona Company before any compulsive mea- Chap LI.} 1774. Feb. sures were thought of. Franklin to Thoword was true, as the production of Chap. LI.} 1774. Feb. falsehood and malevolence. Accordingly[2 more...]
n each side of the Green Mountains, Chap LII.} 1774. Feb. resisted the jurisdiction which the Royaln moving the Address, which was to Chap. LII.} 1774. March pledge Parliament to the exertion of evld have softened the Bill by open- Chap. LII.} 1774. March ing the port on the payment of indemnit furnishing a justification to the Chap. LII.} 1774. March Mother Country for making war against tsked the Churchmen. Declare North Chap. LII.} 1774. March America independent, replied Tucker, angreat mind; I see their propriety, Chap. LII.} 1774. March and wish to adopt them; and the House dguments, the facts which he cited, Chap. LII.} 1774. April. and his glowing appeals, fell naturall have listened, for it contained a Chap. LII.} 1774. April. sanction of all established power. Itght to tax the Americans, you will Chap. LII.} 1774. April. force them into open rebellion. On th John Adams, dated 29 April, 1774. Chap. LII.} 1774. April. is the contemporary record of John Ada[17 more...]