The Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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Страница 49 - I trust I have long since made MY PEAcE WITH THE KING OF KINGS. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell governor Gage, IT is THE ADVICE OF SAMUEL ADAMS TO HIM, no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people.
Страница 331 - On the 7th, a committee of two from each colony was appointed " to state the rights of the colonies in general, the several instances in which those rights are violated or infringed, and the means most proper to be pursued for obtaining a restoration of them.
Страница 203 - That it be recommended to the respective Assemblies and Conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs hath been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Страница 88 - In testimony of their approbation of his conduct in the chair, and in the execution of public business, Congress, soon after his retirement, accorded to Mr.
Страница 254 - To attend a general congress, to effect one general plan of conduct operating on the commercial connection of the colonies with the mother country, for the relief of Boston, and the preservation of American liberty.
Страница 283 - Resolved, That the thanks of this House be given by the speaker, to Richard Henry Lee, Esq., for the faithful services he has rendered his country, in discharge of his duty, as one of the delegates from this state in general Congress.'* To which, Mr.
Страница 286 - ... hospitable mansion was open to all; the poor and the distressed frequented it for relief and consolation, the young for instruction, the old for happiness, while a numerous family of children, the offspring of two marriages, clustered around and clung to each other in fond affection, imbibing the wisdom of their father, while they were animated and delighted by the amiable serenity and captivating graces of his conversation. The necessities of his country occasioned frequent absences, but every...
Страница 85 - He was nineteen years an assistant, and twenty-three years a judge, of the superior court, in high reputation. He was a delegate in the first congress, Signed the glorious act of Independence, and many years displayed superior talents and ability in the national legislature. He was a member of the general convention, approved the federal constitution, And served his country with fidelity and honour, in the House of Representatives, and in the Senate of the United States.
Страница 45 - Whether it be lawful to resist the supreme magistrate, if the commonwealth cannot be otherwise preserved ?" He maintained the affirmative, and this collegiate exercise furnished a very significant index to his subsequent political career.
Страница 85 - AD 1793, Aged LXXII. Possessed of a strong, clear, penetrating mind, and singular perseverance, He became the self-taught scholar, eminent for jurisprudence and policy. He was nineteen years an assistant, and twenty-three years a Judge of the Superior Court, in high reputation. He was a delegate in the first Congress, signed the glorious act of Independence, and many years displayed superior talents and ability in the National Legislature.

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