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JUSiliv i iNSOR,
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

HISTORY

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

FROM THE DISCOVERY OF THE CONTINENT.

BY

GEORGE BANCROFT.

The Author's Last Revision.

VOLUME IV.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.

1884.

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Court at Springfield interrupted. Supreme court in Boston .
Middlesex convention at Concord .

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September October 1774.
Gage seizes the powder of the province. The people rise
More councillors resign. Good conduct of the people. Opinions of Fox
Rising of the people. Courage of Putnam. Consequences of the rising
Gage requires more troops. Wishes to raise Canadians and Indians
England seeks Indian alliances
Gage fortifies Boston. The court at Worcester interrupted
The Suffolk convention. Its resolutions
Formation of regiments. Fearlessness of Warren
Massachusetts wishes to revive its old charter. The congress organized
The method of voting Speech of Patrick Henry
The vote by colonies conceded. Congress is opened with prayer
The psalm for the day. The foundation and extent of colonial rights .
Influence of Samuel Adams. Congress approve the Suffolk resolutions
Dissolution of parliament. Uncertainty of Gage
Gage avoids meeting the Massachusetts assembly
The general congress find their grievances to be innovations
Congress accept the acts of navigation. Plan of Galloway
His defeat. Pennsylvania elects Dickinson to congress
Sympathy of congress for Boston. Maryland punishes the importers of tea .
A letter from Washington. The resistance of Massachusetts approved
Sentence passed upon cleven acts of parliament
Congress threaten to stop British imports and exports .
The slave-trade discontinued. Congress address the British people
Congress petition the king
Independence not yet desired
Preparations for war which Henry predicts

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