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Hamilton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
pectively. The authorship of a few of the essays has been an interesting problem of historical criticism, but four were the work of Jay, fourteen were certainly written by Madison, three are probably to be ascribed to Madison, nine are probably Hamilton's, three are the work of Hamilton and Madison jointly, and the remaining fifty-one are the work of Hamilton. This follows the classification in Ford's edition. The plan was Hamilton's, moreover, and his influence undoubtedly dominated all theHamilton's, moreover, and his influence undoubtedly dominated all the numbers of the series, whoever the particular author. The papers of The federalist are in part an account of the merits and defects of confederacies, and a discussion of the difficulties and advantages of union, and in part an examination of the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and a defence of the provisions of the proposed Constitution. Their actual influence upon the ratification of the Constitution in New York, which was the chief reason for writing them, has probably been ov
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
ances and a petition to the king — were mainly the work of John Dickinson of Pennsylvania, whose notable career as a political writer, already begun in the controverssion, easily the most important is John Dickinson's Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the inhabitants of the British colonies. Writings, ed. Ford, 1, 307-40er to contribute powerfully to the acceptance of the Federal Constitution by Pennsylvania. Not all who entered the lists, however, agreed so unreservedly with the entiments of Congress or of the patriot leaders. A series of papers in The Pennsylvania packet, reprinted in a pamphlet with the title A Few Political Reflections Serent class belong the numerous writings of Joseph Galloway, a delegate from Pennsylvania to the first Continental Congress. Already prominent in the politics of hission of General Howe's army, as from the defection of New York, Jerseys, and Pennsylvania . . . In a word, my dear Sir, if every nerve is not strained to recruit the
Williamsburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
od to the last the encroachments of parliamentary authority in England, and was now to witness the passing of royal authority in America. With the rejection of petitions on the one side and of compromise on the other, Paine could well urge that the time had come to act. For the writing of the Declaration of Independence (4 July, 1776) Jefferson had had some preparation, in a way, through two publications already favourably known to members of the Congress. In 1774 he had published at Williamsburg A Summary View of the Rights of British America, Set Forth in Some Resolutions Intended for the Instruction of the Present Delegates of the People of Virginia now in Convention, in which, with somewhat flamboyant boldness of phrase, he had offered to the king the advice of your great American council, and had appealed to him to open his breast to liberal and expanded thought, that the name of George the Third might not be a blot in the page of history. In June, 1775, he bad framed an Add
King's college (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1.9
ll reference to it expunged from the printed journal. Galloway later published the plan in A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great Britain and the Colonies (New York, 1775). In 1778, after two years spent with the British forces, Galloway went to England, where he was thought sufficiently important to be examined before the House of Commons, and where he continued to publish pamphlets on America until the end of the war. Another New York loyalist, President Myles Cooper of King's College (now Columbia), gifted with wit and sarcasm above most of his fellows, entered the lists in 1774 with two anonymous pamphlets-The American Querist: or, Some Questions Proposed relative to the Present Disputes between Great Britain and her American Colonies, and A friendly address to all Reasonable Americans. In August, 1775, a mob stripped and mutilated him, but he contrived to escape to a British ship-of-war, and thence to England, where he obtained ecclesiastical preferment. Charles
Massachusetts Bay (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
e revenue schooner Gaspke (1772) occasioned hardly more than local excitement. Colonial newspapers continued to print essays on American rights, and houses of assembly embodied their views in resolutions; but these occasional writings, while doubtless not without their influence upon public opinion, hardly constitute a political literature of importance. To this early period of revolutionary agitation belong also the first two volumes of Thomas Hutchinson's History of the colony of Massachusetts Bay (1764-67) See also Book I, Chap. II. and the famous Hutchinson Letters, which, although not made public until 1773, date from 1768-69. Written by Hutchinson, previous to his governorship, to a friend in England, the Letters discuss events in Massachusetts from the point of view of a loyalist official who, deeply attached to the colony, was also deeply concerned at the grave course which affairs were taking, and who could honestly declare: I wish the good of the colony when I
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
a considered, in a letter from a Gentleman in Philadelphia to his friend in London, Writings, ed. Ford, I, 211-245. which was reprinted in London and attracted favourable notice. A notable pamphlet, published anonymously, by Daniel Dulany of Maryland, one of the ablest of colonial lawyers, entitled Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes in the British colonies, for the purpose of raising a revenue, by Act of Parliament, in which the notion of the virtual representation of the coloore than twenty years resident in England, Jonathan Boucher's A View of the Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution may perhaps be included in our enumeration of loyalist writings. From 1762 to 1775 Boucher was rector of parishes in Maryland and Virginia, finding time, however, to take an active part in colonial politics. The volume referred to, dedicated to Washington and prefaced by an extended introduction, consists of thirteen sermons preached to his American congregations, and
New York (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
pamphlets by a Westchester Farmer. The author was the Rev. Samuel Seabury, then and for some time rector of St. Peter's Church, Westchester, and later, by time's curious working, first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. The four pamphlets, entitled respectively Free thoughts on the proceedings of the Continental Congress, The Congress Canvassed, A view of the controversy between great-britain and her colonies, and An alarm to the legislature of the province of New-York, were a powerful attack upon the aims and policy of the Congress and the patriot leaders, and a plea for such adjustment as would assure to the colonies local self-government, on the one hand. with full recognition of parliamentary authority on the other. For writing the pamphlets Seabury was mobbed, imprisoned, and hounded until in 1776 he took refuge within the British lines. It was in reply to the first of Seabury's pamphlets that Alexander Hamilton, then a college student of seven
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 1.9
opment of the constitutional struggle with Great Britain over taxation and imperial control, reache leniency and consideration on the part of Great Britain in view of the extent and importance of theople of America, subjects of the crown of Great Britain, in all cases whatsoever, received little , and an eloquent address to the people of Great Britain, the work of John Jay of New York, later tolonies to commercial non-intercourse with Great Britain, and to the encouragement of industry, ecoongress a Plan of a proposed union between great Britain and the colonies. Read in the light of thd relative to the Present Disputes between Great Britain and her American Colonies, and A friendly se and progress of the differences between great Britain and her American colonies. The publicatios restraining the trade of the colonies to Great Britain and the British West Indies, and by furthe with ambitious designs of separating from Great Britain, and establishing independent states, the [5 more...]
Amsterdam (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
he discussion, easily the most important is John Dickinson's Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the inhabitants of the British colonies. Writings, ed. Ford, 1, 307-406. First published in a Philadelphia newspaper in 1767-68, See also Book I, Chap. VII. and reproduced from thence in most of the newspapers then issued in the colonies, they were in 1768 collected in a pamphlet, of which some eight editions appeared in America, two in London, one in Dublin, and a French version in Amsterdam. Without the legal mastery of Thacher or Dulany, but, fortunately, also without the discursiveness and extravagance of Otis or the intellectual and religious bias of John Adams, Dickinson reviewed, earnestly and directly, the colonial case; warned the colonies of the grave danger of admitting any form of parliamentary taxation, external or internal; sustained the right of protest and petition, and urged economy, thrift, and the development of American industry. Forcible resistance, indee
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 1.9
ting the British colonies on the Continent of America considered, in a letter from a Gentleman in Plet, of which some eight editions appeared in America, two in London, one in Dublin, and a French vdon, and a reprint many years later in the United States, gave some vogue to the name Novanglus, thnd where he continued to publish pamphlets on America until the end of the war. Another New Yorkwholly respectable career in England, came to America in 1774, in his thirty-eighth year, armed wit to witness the passing of royal authority in America. With the rejection of petitions on the one ormally recognized the independence of the United States; but independence had been achieved in fac, there were many who were now to set the United States forward in the next stage of its career. o the Vices of the Political System of the United States, Writings, ed. Hunt, II, 361-369. and phe constitutions of government of the United States of America. This work, written and first publis[9 more...]
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