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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 257 257 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 160 160 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 51 51 Browse Search
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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. 13 13 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.) 11 11 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 7 7 Browse Search
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. 6 6 Browse Search
Charles A. Nelson , A. M., Waltham, past, present and its industries, with an historical sketch of Watertown from its settlement in 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, January 15, 1739. 6 6 Browse Search
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tence; the next year it censured Lee for obtaining money through British officers in New York; and in January, 1780, provoked by an impertinent letter, dismissed him from the service. From that time he no longer concealed his wish for the return of America to her old allegiance; and his chosen companions were the partisans of England. He persisted in advising a rotation in military office, so that Washington might be removed; and for the United States he predicted two years of anarchy, from 1780 to 1782, to be followed by an absolute tyranny. Under the false colors of military genius and experience in war, he had solicited a command; after his appointment he had given the reins to self-will, so that misfortune overtook his treachery. In October, 1782, sinking under a fever in a sordid inn at Philadelphia, he died as he had lived, loving neither God nor man. This year is memorable for the far-seeing advice of a neglected New-England man, standing alone and sustained only by his o
imated at one hundred and forty millions. The continental bills already exceeded one hundred and six millions of dollars, and had fallen in value to twenty for one in silver; yet congress maintained the certainty of their redemption, and resolved—Samuel Adams and six others dissenting—that any contrary report was false, and derogatory to its honor. To make good the promise, the states were invited to withdraw six millions of paper dollars annually for eighteen years, beginning with the year 1780. The measure was carried by Pennsylvania and the states north of it, Chap. VII.} 1778. against the southern states; but other opinions ruled before the arrival of the year in which the absorption of the currency was to begin. The expenses of the year 1778, so far as they were defrayed by congress, amounted to sixty-two and a sixth millions in paper money, beside more than eighty-four thousand dollars in specie. Towards the expenses of the coming year, nothing further was done than to i
-enforce and fortify Detroit. Butler's History of Kentucky, 113. But Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, gave instructions to occupy a station on the Mississippi, between the mouth of the Ohio and the parallel of 36° 30′; and in the spring of 1780, Clark, choosing a strong and commanding situation five miles below the mouth of the Ohio, established 1780. Fort Jefferson as the watch on the father of rivers. Could the will of Charles the Third of Spain defeat the forethought of Jefferson? n, then governor of Virginia, gave instructions to occupy a station on the Mississippi, between the mouth of the Ohio and the parallel of 36° 30′; and in the spring of 1780, Clark, choosing a strong and commanding situation five miles below the mouth of the Ohio, established 1780. Fort Jefferson as the watch on the father of rivers. Could the will of Charles the Third of Spain defeat the forethought of Jefferson? Could the intrigues of Florida Blanca stop the onward wave of the backwood
esults of his experience:— The present crisis may be wrought into the great- 1780. Jan. est blessing of peace, liberty, and happiness, which the world hath ever yo consequence, either to the right or the fact. The independence of Chap. X.} 1780. Jan. America is fixed as fate. The government of the new empire of America ing to the mind. The acquirement of information gives the mind thus Chap. X.} 1780. Jan. exercised a turn of inquiry and investigation, which forms a character pecnic handicrafts, the new world hath been led to many improvements of Chap. X.} 1780. Jan. implements, tools, and machines, leading experience by the hand to many a Europe. Unless the great potentates of Europe can station cherubim Chap. X.} 1780 Jan. at every avenue with a flaming sword that turns every way, to prevent man's So prophesied Pownall to the English world and to Europe in the first month of 1780. Since the issue of the war is to proceed in a great part from the influence of
, 13 Nov. and 17 Dec., 1779. Greater energy was displayed by Spain in her separate acts. As soon as the existence of war between that power and Great Britain was known at New Orleans, Galvez, the governor of Louisiana, drew together all the troops under his command to drive the British from the Mississippi. Their posts were protected by less than five hundred men; Lieutenant-Colonel Dickson, abandoning Manchac as untenable, sustained a siege of nine days at Baton Rouge, Remembrancer, 1780, i. 359-364. and on the twenty-first of September made an honor- Chap. XI.} 1779. able capitulation. The Spaniards planned the recovery of East Florida, prepared to take the posts of Pensacola and Mobile, and captured or expelled from Honduras the British logwood cutters. In Europe their first act was the siege of Gibraltar. Still more important were the consequences of the imperious manner in which Great Britain violated the maritime rights of neutrals, substituting its own will alike
Chapter 12: The armed neutrality. 1778-1780. The immunity of neutral flags is unknown toy-seven European treaties made between 1745 and 1780, but two have been found which contain conditionsolation. What can have operated so singular 1780. a revolution? demanded he, with eagerness andants, Harris, in January, 1780, gave a written 1780. promise, that the navigation of the subjects oand bound with corn to Malaga, had Chap. XII.} 1780. been brought into Cadiz, its cargo disposed ofeat advantage England would derive Chap. XII.} 1780. from the step, rejoined: I am just come from tis court. I had thought Sir James Chap. XII.} 1780. Harris understood his business; but he acts liid, with the instruction: I should Chap. XII.} 1780. March. wrong your penetration and the sagacitixed principles are: Neutral ships Chap. XII.} 1780. shall enjoy a free navigation even from port ts of war, all neutral nations will Chap. XII.} 1780. be allowed, by universal consent, to carry wha[1 more...]
Chapter 14: The siege of Charleston. 1779-1780. South Carolina moved onward to independence Chap; an ordnance vessel foundered; American privateers 1780. Jan. captured some of the transports; a bark, carryork Lord Rawdon's brigade of eight reg- Chap. XIV.} 1780. Jan. iments, or about three thousand more. Charl the threats and urgency of the inhabi- Chap. XIV.} 1780. Feb. 26. tants of Charleston, and remained in theiriod of enlistment of the North Carolina Chap. XIV.} 1780. April 7. militia having expired, most of them returo that an evacuation was no longer pos- Chap. XIV.} 1780. May 6. sible. On the sixth of May, Fort Moultrie seas. There was no restraint on private Chap. XIV.} 1780. May. rapine; the silver plate of the planters was d, and about a hundred of the infantry, Chap. XIV.} 1780. May. saved themselves by a precipitate flight. Thate return to allegiance; to the loyal, Chap. XIV.} 1780. June 1. the promise of their former political immun
War in the South: Cornwallis and Gates. 1780. rivalry and dissension between Clinton and Corn- Chap. XV.} 1780. wallis already glowed under the ashes. The formerhad written home more of t. Of these Camden was the most im- Chap. XV.} 1780. July. portant, for it was the key between the eighborhood wrought iron tools into Chap. XV.} 1780. July. rude weapons; bullets were cast of pewtend vexations. My present condition Chap. XV.} 1780. June. makes me doubly anxious to return to yotain the appearance of holding that Chap. XV.} 1780. Aug. part of the country. The force of whicll, and proceeded towards the enemy Chap. XV.} 1780. Aug. at Lynch's creek. In the following nigarleston to Camden. Gates, who be- Chap. XV.} 1780. Aug. lieved himself at the head of seven thousperior numbers, and obliged to give Chap. XV.} 1780. Aug. 16. ground. After being twice rallied, taswell, who took to flight with the Chap. XV.} 1780. Aug. militia, gave up all for lost; and, leavi[8 more...]
moment of his victory near Camden, Chap. XVI.} 1780. Cornwallis became the principal figure in the ing her resources for the conquest Chap. XVI.} 1780. of Gibraltar; but the incidents which overthre between the Pedee and the Santee, Chap. XVI.} 1780. Marion and his men kept watch. Of a delicate y Papers, 79, 80. The British his- Chap. XVI.} 1780. torian of the war, who was then in South Carolundred provincials and one hundred Chap. XVI.} 1780. Sept. Cherokees, Brown maintained a position on thirteen hundred strong, marched Chap. XVI.} 1780. Oct. 6. to the Cowpens on Broad river, where, fifty-five minutes longer the fire Chap. XVI.} 1780. Oct. on both sides was heavy and almost incessfor the frequent and barbarous use Chap. XVI.} 1780. Oct. of the gallows at Camden, Ninety-Six, andcations. Soldiers of the militia. Chap. XVI.} 1780. Oct. hung on his rear. Twenty wagons were cap of twenty-four miles with mounted Chap. XVI.} 1780. Nov. infantry, Wemyss reached Fishdam on Broad[10 more...]
pter 17: The rise of free commonwealths. 1780. freedom is of all races and of all nationalities. It Chap. XVII.} 1780. is in them all older than bondage, and ever rises again from the ensld inheritance. It was his wish to do away, as 1780. with torture, so with every vestige of a rigorwas restrained by his respect for Chap. XVII.} 1780. the laws of property, which he held to be the evil shielded itself under a new plea, where a 1780. difference of skin set a visible mark on the vro slavery; and in 1780 he tasked Chap. XVII.} 1780. himself to find out what laws could check the pe of forbidding or even limiting Chap. XVII.} 1780. the bringing of negro slaves into them was witIn 1780, Madison expressed the wish that black 1780. men might be set free and then made to serve iependent, the veto of the British Chap. XVII.} 1780. king would have prevented their abolition of sr a state religion subordinate to Chap. XVII.} 1780. temporal power; the one education of all the p[9 more...]
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