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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 34 0 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 33 5 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 32 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 4 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 30 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 30 0 Browse Search
Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 27 5 Browse Search
Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters 26 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 22 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 17 3 Browse Search
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a self-determining political body. The blow which proceeded from John Adams, felled the proprietary authority in Pennsylvania and Maryland toe minister of the third Presbyterian church in Philadelphia, with John Adams for a listener, drew a parallel between George the Third and Phar consideration and approbation. The resolutions were seconded by John Adams; and the members were enjoined to attend punctually the next day iew of his obligation to resist independence. On the other hand, John Adams defended the proposed measures as objects of the most stupendous armony with the proposed resolution. On the next day, Jefferson, John Adams, Franklin, Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston were chosen by balloh foreign powers, was intrusted by ballot to Dickinson, Franklin, John Adams, Harrison, and Robert Morris; and between John Adams and DickinsoJohn Adams and Dickinson there was no difference of opinion that the scheme to be proposed should be confined to commerce, without any grant of exclusive privileges
ectacle as could be seen, removed to Isle aux Noix, where Sullivan proposed to await express orders from Schuyler. They were languidly pursued by a column under the command of Burgoyne, who excused his inactivity by pleading instructions from Carleton to hazard nothing till the column on his right should be able to cooperate with him. Meanwhile congress had introduced a new element of confusion. On the day on which Sullivan halted at Isle aux Noix, Gates, who enjoyed the friendship of John Adams, and had been elected a majorgeneral, was appointed to take command of the forces in Canada. The appointment could give Schuyler no umbrage, for he himself had uniformly refused to go into Canada; but no sooner had Gates reached Albany than the question arose whether the command would not revert to Schuyler the moment the army Chap. LXVII.} 1776. June. should be found south of the Canada line. At Isle aux Noix the men fit for duty remained for eight days, till the invalids could be
76. July 2. apart for considering the resolution of independence, John Adams, confident as if the vote had been taken, invoked the blessing of Chap. LXIX.} 1776. July 1. the fifteenth, the very day on which John Adams in congress carried his measure for instituting governments by thhe resolution, the eyes of every one turned towards its seconder, John Adams; and the new members from New Jersey requested that the arguments of wounded self-love. For one year he had been at variance with John Adams, and during all that time had till recently triumphed over him ore board of war, which they had recently established, and of which John Adams was the president; the faculties of the members were on that day enthusiasm to be much agitated by reports of danger. Especially John Adams, revolving the incidents of the day at its close, not disguising ht to be, totally dissolved. After this great day, the mind of John Adams heaved like the ocean after a storm. The greatest question, he w
age in the war of debate, than calmly to sum up its conclusions. It was a beautiful trait in his character that he was free from envy; and had he kept silence, John Adams would have wanted the best witness to his greatness as the ablest advocate and defender of independence. A common object now riveted the two statesmen together endured. From the fulness of his own mind, without consulting one single book, Jefferson drafted the declaration, submitted it separately to Franklin and to John Adams, accepted from each of them one or two verbal, unimportant corrections, and on the twenty eighth of June reported it to congress, which now on the second of Jul; the vast majority, till within a few years or months, believed the English constitution the best that had ever existed; neither Franklin, nor Washington, nor John Adams, nor Jeffer- Chap. LXX.} 1776. July 4. son, nor Jay, had ever expressed a preference for a republic. The voices that rose for independence, spoke also for all
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