The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 6

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John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond
A. S. Barnes., 1881 - United States

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Page 108 - States to provide these things for their troops respectively; instead of having a regular system of transportation established upon credit, or funds in the quartermaster's hands to defray the contingent expenses...
Page 156 - The essential and direct end of the present defensive alliance is to maintain effectually the liberty, sovereignty, and independence absolute and unlimited, of the said United States, as well in matters of government as of commerce.
Page 133 - ... it is among the most difficult tasks I ever undertook in my life to induce these people to believe that there is or can be danger, till the bayonet is pushed at their breasts ; not that it proceeds from any uncommon prowess, but rather from an unaccountable kind of stupidity in the lower class of these people, which, believe me, prevails but too generally among the officers of the Massachusetts part of the army, who are nearly of the same kidney with the privates...
Page 39 - If the enemy should be tempted to meet the army on its march, the general particularly enjoins the troops to place their principal reliance on the bayonet, that they may prove the vanity of the boast, which the British make of their peculiar prowess, in deciding battles with that weapon.
Page 11 - Principles and Acts of the Revolution in America ; or, an Attempt to Collect and Preserve some of the Speeches, Orations, and Proceedings; with Sketches and Remarks on Men and Things, and other Fugitive or Neglected Pieces belonging to the Revolutionary Period in the United States...
Page 56 - America, in the years 1777 and 1778, to different persons in England; containing observations on the general management of the war, and on the conduct of our principal commanders, in the revolted colonies.
Page 470 - The Student's Hume. A History of England from the Earliest Times to the Revolution in 1688. By DAVID HUME. Abridged. Incorporating the Corrections and Researches of Recent Historians ; and continued down to the Year 1858.
Page 69 - An Inquiry into the Authenticity of Documents concerning a Discovery in North America claimed to have been made by Verrazzano.
Page 85 - Went to a ball at Alexandria, where Musick and dancing was the chief Entertainment, however in a convenient room detached for the purpose abounded great plenty of bread and butter, some biscuits, with tea and coffee, which the drinkers of could not distinguish from hot water sweet...
Page 248 - I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.

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