lly complied with, and in many counties exceeded.
For many of the soldiers, the term of service expired with the year; and shorter enlistments, by which several states attempted to fill their quotas, were fatal to compactness and stability.
Massachusetts offered a bounty of five hundred dollars to each of those who would enlist for three years or the war, and found few to accept the offer.
The Americans wanted men and wanted money, and yet could not be subdued.
An incalculable strength lay , and of clothes and blankets, were borne with the most heroic patience.
In this hour of affliction, Thomas Pownall, a member of parliament, who, from observation and research and long civil service in the central states and as governor of Massachusetts, knew the United States as thoroughly as any man in Britain, published in England, in the form of a memorial to the sovereigns of Europe, these results of his experience:—
The present crisis may be wrought into the great-
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