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tain; John Howe, First Lieutenant; Enoch E. Johnson, Second Lieutenant. Company C, Brattleboro.--Ed. A. Todd, Captain; J. S. Tyler, First Lieutenant; F. A. Prouty, Second Lieutenant. Company D, Waterbury.--Chas. Dillingham, Captain; W. W. Henry, First Lieutenant; C. C. Gregg, Second Lieutenant. Company E, Tunbridge.--Richard Smith, Captain; Lucius Whitney, First Lieutenant; Orville Bixby, Second Lieutenant. Company F, Montpelier.--F. V. Randall, Captain; W. A. Phillips, First Lieutenant; H. F. Crossman, Second Lieutenant. Company G, Burlington.-John T. Drew, Captain; David L. Sharpley, First Lieutenant; Aaron H. Weed, Second Lieutenant. Company H, Fletcher.--Wm. T. Burnham, Captain; Jerome B. Case, First Lieutenant; Chester K. Leach, Second Lieutenant. Company J, Ludlow.--Volney S. Fulman, Captain; Sherman W. Parkhurst, First Lieutenant; Isaac N. Wadleigh, Second Lieutenant. Company K, Vergennes.--Solon Eaton, Captain; Amasa S. Tracy, First Lieutenant; J. M. Hoyt, Second Lieutenant.
James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 8: the conquering pen. (search)
cheerful, and by no means cast down. I remember that the time is short. The little trunk and all its contents (so far as I can judge) reached me safe. May God reward all the contributors. I wrote you under cover to our excellent friend Mrs. Spring on the 16th instant. I presume you have it before now. When you return it is most likely the Lake will not be open; so you must get your ticket at Troy for Moreau Station, or Glens Falls, (for Glens Falls if you can get one,) or get one for Vergennes in Vermont, and take your chance of crossing over on the ice to Westport. If you go soon, the route by Glens Falls to Elizabethtown will probably be the best. I have just learned that our poor Watson lingered with his wound until Wednesday about noon of the 19th Oct. Oliver died near my side in a few moments after he was shot. Dauphin died the next morning after Oliver and William were killed, viz., Monday. He died almost instantly — was by my side. William was shot by several persons.
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.), Chapter 6: Franklin (search)
ld, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin West, Ezra Stiles, Noah Webster, Jay, Adams, Jefferson, and Washington. In England, where his affections strike such deep root that he considers establishing there his permanent abode, he is in relationship, more or less intimate, with Mandeville, Paine, Priestley, Price, Adam Smith, Robertson, Hume, Joseph Banks, Bishop Watson, Bishop Shipley, Lord Kames, Lord Shelburne, Lord Howe, Burke, and Chatham. Among Frenchmen he numbers on his list of admiring friends Vergennes, Lafayette, Mirabeau, Turgot, Quesnay, La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, Condorcet, Lavoisier, Buffon, D'Alembert, Robespierre, and Voltaire. It is absurd to speak of one who has been subjected to the moulding of such forces as a product of the provinces. All Europe has wrought upon and metamorphosed the Yankee printer. The man whom Voltaire kisses is a statesman, a philosopher, a friend of mankind, and a favourite son of the eighteenth century. With no softening of his patriotic fibre or lo
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.), Index. (search)
er the Gaslight, 229 Unitarian Christianity, 331 United States magazine, the, 286 Universal beauty, 165 Universal Dictionary, 115 Universal Instructor in all Arts and sciences, etc., 15 Unknown way, the, 271 Unseen Spirits, 280 Untaught Bard, 163 Upside down, 305 V Valla, Laurentius, 68 Van Buren, Martin, 239, 250 Van Doren, C., 262 n., 289 n. Vane, Sir, Harry, 4, 45 Vanity of Vanities, 157 Vasconselos, 317 Vaughn, William, 3-4 Velasco, 224 Vergennes, 91 Vermont wool Dealer, the, 228 Verplanck, G. C., 240 Very, Jones, 333 Veteran, the, 230 Vicar of Wakefield, the, 284 View of the causes and consequences of the American Revolution, a, 139 View of the controversy between great Britain and her colonies, a, 136 View of the political system of the United States, 146 Villeneuve, 246 Vindication of the British colonies against the Aspersions of the Halifax Gentleman, a, 128 Vindication of the conduct of the Hou
ts of the Algonquin, and had been as a missionary among various tribes from the ocean to the Mississippi. In 1721, Father de la Chasse had advised his return to Canada. God has intrusted to me this flock—such was his answer; I shall follow its fortunes, happy to be immolated for its benefit. In New England, he was regarded as the leader of the insurgent Indians; the brethren of his order mourned for him as a martyr, and gloried in his happy immortality as a saint. The French ministry, Vergennes 43 intent on giving an example of forbearance, restrained its indignation, and trusted that the joint commission- Chap. XXIII.} ers for regulating boundaries would restore tranquillity. The overthrow of the missions completed the ruin of French influence. The English themselves had grown skilful in the Indian warfare; and no war par ties of the red men ever displayed more address or her oism than the brave John Lovewell and his companions. His volunteer associates twice returned lad
eying a higher and wiser instinct, England happily persisted. We have caught them at last, From oral communications to me by the late Albert Gallatin, confirmed by papers in my possession, relating to periods a little earlier and a litt'e later. said Choiseul to those around him on the definitive surrender of New France; and at once giving up Louisiana to Spain, his eager hopes anticipated the speedy struggle of America for separate existence. So soon as the sagacious and experienced Vergennes, the French ambassador at chap. XX.} 1768. Constantinople, a grave, laborious man, remarkable for a calm temper and moderation of character, heard the conditions of the peace, he also said to his friends, and even openly to a British traveller, Lind's three letters to Price. 137. the consequences of the entire cession of Canada are obvious. I am persuaded, and afterwards he himself recalled his prediction to the notice of the British ministry, Lord Stormont, British Ambassador at
d set reason free. It offered a shelter to Rousseau, and called in D'Alembert and Voltaire as its guests; it set Semler to hold the Bible itself under the light of criticism; it breathed into the boldly thoughtful Lessing widest hopes for the education of the race to a universal brotherhood on earth; it gave its youth to the teachings of Immanuel Kant, who, for power of analysis and universality, was inferior to none since Aristotle. An army and a treasure do not constitute a power, said Vergennes; but Prussia had also philosophic liberty. All freedom of mind in Germany hailed the peace of Hubertsburg as its own victory. I. F. Fries: Geschichte der Philosophie, II. 495. In every question of public law, Frederic, though full of respect for the rights of possession, continuing to noble birth its prescriptive posts and almost leaving his people divided into castes, made the welfare chap. I.} 1763. of the kingdom paramount to privilege. He challenged justice under the law for the
anada would hasten the independence of British America, and he was now from vantage ground to watch his prophecy come true. The philosophers of the day, like the king, wished the happiness of the people, and public opinion required that they should be represented in the cabinet. Maurepas complied, and in July, 1774, the place of minister of the marine was conferred on Turgot, whose name was as yet little known at Paris, and whose artlessness made him even less dangerous as a rival than Vergennes. I am told he never goes to mass, said the king, doubtingly, and yet consented to the appointment. In five weeks, Turgot so won upon his sovereign's good will, that he was transferred to the ministry of finance. This was the wish of all the philosophers; of D'Alembert, Condorcet, Bailly, La Harpe, Marmontel, Thomas, Condillac, Morellet, and Voltaire. Nor of them alone. Turgot, said Malesherbes, has the heart of L'Hopital, and the head of Bacon. His purity, moreover, gave him clearsig
east as the king of England, who, by law and the constitu- Chap. XVI.} 1774. Oct. Nov. tion, was bound to guard the franchises of his peopleagainst corruption. You will learn with interest, thus Garnier, in November, announced his bargain to Vergennes, that you will have in the house of commons, a member who will belong to you. His vote will not help us much; but the copies of even the most secret papers, and the clear and exact report which he can daily furnish us, will contribute essentiala vote of about five to one. But Rockingham, Shelburne, Camden, Stanhope, and five other peers made a written protest against the inconsiderate temerity which might precipitate the country into a civil war. The king's speech, wrote Garnier to Vergennes, will complete the work of alienating the colonies. Every Chap. XVI.} 1774. Dec. day makes a conciliation more difficult, and every day will make it more necessary. On the fifth of December, the new house of commons debated the same subje
importance of the island gave them a claim to be heard; but their Chap. XVII.} 1774. Dec. petition, though in due time received by the king and communicated to the house of commons, had no effect whatever. It is plain enough, thus reasoned Vergennes, the king of England is puzzled between his desire of reducing the colonies, and his dread of driving them to a separation; so that nothing could be more interesting than the affairs of America. As the king of France might be called upon to render assistance to the insurgent colonies, the conduct of the English in their support of the Corsicans was cited as a precedent to the French embassy at London, and brought before the cabinet at Versailles. To Louis the Sixteenth Vergennes explained, that the proceedings of the continental congress contained the germ of a rebellion; that while the Americans really desired a reconciliation with the mother country, the ministry from their indifference would prevent its taking place; that Lord N
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