hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 24 0 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 24 results in 6 document sections:

of justice and right, he refused to believe that a British ministry or king could be deaf to his appeals. Willing to sacrifice himself and his own estate, he shrunk only from perilling the fortunes and lives of millions. His success in allaying the impassioned enthusiasm of patriotism went beyond his intentions. The assembly of Pennsylvania, which was suddenly called together on the eighteenth of July, passed him over in electing their delegates to the continental congress, and preferred Galloway their speaker, whose loyalty was unsuspected. In New Jersey, Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister, president of Princeton college, and as high a son of liberty as any man in America, met the Chap. VI.} 1774. July. committee at New Brunswick; and with William Livingston labored to instruct their delegates that the tea should not be paid for. The matter was left to the general congress, to which William Livingston was chosen. In New Hampshire the members of its convention brought with
rts Massachusetts. September, 1774. among the members elected to the continental con- Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. gress, Galloway of Philadelphia was so thoroughly royalist that he acted as a volunteer spy for the British government. To the delegate} 1774. Sept. bers of congress, meeting at Smith's tavern, moved in a body to select the place for their deliberations. Galloway, the speaker of Pennsylvania, would have had them use the State House, but the carpenters of Philadelphia offered their by delegates from North Carolina, and intent upon securing absolute unanimity, was moving with great deliberation, and Galloway hoped Chap. XI.} 1774. Sept. the two parties would remain on an equal balance. But in that body there was a man who knew how to bring the enthusiasm of the people into connection with its representatives. Samuel Adams, wrote Galloway, though by no means remarkable for brilliant abilities, is equal to most men in popular intrigue, and the management of a faction. H
efore the contest began; said John Adams at a later day. His resolution accepted that badge of servitude, the British colonial system. During these discussions, Galloway, of Pennsylvania, in secret concert with the governor of New Jersey and with Golden of New York, proposed for the government of the colonies a president-genera], acts of this body; which in its turn was to have a negative on British statutes relating to the colonies. I am as much a friend to liberty as exists, blustered Galloway, as he presented his insidious proposition, and no man shall go further in point of fortune or in point of blood, than the man who now addresses you. His schemehe table. Its mover boasted of this small courtesy as of a triumph, though at a later day the congress struck the proposal from its record. With this defeat, Galloway lost his mischievous importance. At the provincial elections in Pennsyl- Oct. 1. vania, on the first day of October, Dickinson, his old opponent, was chosen al
hed instances of in the annals of North America. Ross, a Pennsylvanian, moved that Massachusetts should be left to her own discretion with respect to government and the administration of justice as well as defence. The motion was seconded by Galloway, in the hope of obstructing the interference of congress. Had it been adopted, under the Pine Tree flag of her forefathers she would have revived her first charter, elected her governor, and established a popular government. But the desire of sachusetts, and extending it to Connec- Chap. XIII.} 1774 Oct. ticut and Rhode Island. The congress, when it adopted this resolve, did not know the extent of the aggressions which the king designed. Henceforth conciliation became impossible. Galloway and Duane desired leave to enter their protests against the measure; and as this was refused, they gave to each other privately certificates that they had opposed it as treasonable. But the decision of congress was made deliberately. Two days
xercise of the musket. The Pennsylvania assembly which met on the first day of May, would not listen to the ministerial terms. We can form, say they, no prospect of any lasting advantages for Pennsylvania but what must arise from a communication of rights and property with the other colonies. The fifth of May saw May 5. the arrival of Franklin after a placid voyage over the smoothest seas; and the next morning he was unanimously elected a deputy to the congress. It was the signal for Galloway to retire; but the delegation, to which Thomas Willing and James Wilson were added, were still instructed to combine if possible a redress of grievances with union and harmony between Great Britian and the colonies. The little colony of Delaware was behind no one in public spirit. In Maryland, at the request of the colonels of militia, Eden at Annapolis gave up the arms and ammunition of the province to the freemen of the county. Pleased with his concession, the provincial convention d
ntucky river. There, on the first day of April, at the distance of about sixty yards from its west bank, near the mouth of Otter Creek, he began a stockade fort; which took the name of Boonesborough. At that place, while the congress at Philadelphia was groping irresolutely in the dark, seventeen men assembled as representatives of the four May 25. towns that then formed the seed of the state. Among these children of nature was Daniel Boone, the pioneer of the party. His colleague, Richard Galloway, was one of the founders of Kentucky and one of its early martyrs. The town of St. Asaph sent John Floyd, a surveyor who emigrated from southwestern Virginia; an able writer, respected for his culture and dignity of manner; of innate good breed ing; ready to defend the weak; to follow the trail of the savage; heedless of his own life if he could recover women and children who had been made captive; destined to do good service, and survive the dangers of western life till American indep