The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776

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Columbia University, 1917 - History - 631 pages

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Page 419 - And therefore we do, for ourselves, and the inhabitants of the several Colonies whom we represent, firmly agree and associate under the sacred ties of virtue, honor and love of our country, as follows : FIRST.
Page 423 - ... tell you, that we will never submit to be hewers of wood or drawers of water for any ministry or nation in the world. Place us in the same situation that we were at the close of the last war, and our former harmony will be restored.
Page 600 - ... we do, for ourselves, and the inhabitants of the several colonies, whom we represent, firmly agree and associate, under the sacred ties of virtue, honour and love of our country, as follows : 1.
Page 602 - Ireland, shall directly or indirectly ship any goods, wares or merchandize, for America, in order to break the said non-importation agreement, or in any manner contravene the same, on such unworthy conduct being well attested, it ought to be made public; and, on the same being so done, we will not, from thenceforth, have any commercial connexion with such merchant.
Page 257 - Committee, whose business it shall be to obtain the most early and Authentic intelligence of all such Acts and Resolutions of the British Parliament, or proceedings of Administration, as may relate to or affect the British Colonies in America, and to keep up and maintain a Correspondence and Communication with our Sister Colonies, respecting these important Considerations ; and the result of such their proceedings, from Time to Time, to lay before this House...
Page 253 - ... to state the rights of the colonists, and of this province in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world, as the sense of this town, with the infringements and violations thereof that have been, or from time to time may be, made...
Page 201 - ... those inherent, though latent, powers 'of society, which no climate, no time, no constitution, no contract, can ever destroy or diminish.
Page 73 - British colonies on this continent, to consult together on the present circumstances of the colonies, and the difficulties to which they are, and must be, reduced by the operation of the acts of Parliament for levying duties and taxes on the colonies ; and to consider of a general and united, dutiful, loyal, and humble representation of their condition to his majesty and to the Parliament, and to implore relief.
Page 615 - Friendly Address to all Reasonable Americans, on the Subject of our Political Confusions.
Page 419 - And we do solemnly bind ourselves, and our constituents, under the ties aforesaid, to adhere to this association, until such parts of the several acts of parliament, passed since the close of the last war, as impose or continue duties on tea, wine, molasses, syrups, paneles, coffee, sugar, pimento, indigo, foreign paper, glass, and painters...

About the author (1917)

Arthur Meier Schlesinger, 1888 - 1965 U.S. Historian Arthur Schlesinger was born in 1888 in Xenia, Ohio and was educated at Ohio State and Columbia Universities. Schlesinger taught American history at Ohio State University from 1912-1919 and was professor and head of the history department at the State University of Iowa from 1919-1924. He then became professor of history at Harvard University from 1924-1954 and in 1942, was president of the American Historical Association. Schlesinger wrote of the sociological forces that shaped American history, whose titles include "The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776" (1917), "New Viewpoints in American History" (1922), "The Rise of the City" (1933), and "The Political and Social Growth of the American People 1865-1940" (1941). He also edited "A History of American Life" (13 vol., 1927-1948) with American historian Dixon Ryan Fox.

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