There Is No Little Enemy

To David Hartley Philadelphia, Oct. 3, 1775. I wish as ardently as you can do for peace, and should rejoice exceedingly in co-operating with you to that end. But every ship from Britain brings some intelligence of new measures that tend more and more to exasperate; and it seems to me that until you have …

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This is a Harder Nut to Crack than They Imagined

To [Joseph Priestley] Dear Friend, Philadelphia, 7th July, 1775. The Congress met at a time when all minds were so exasperated by the perfidy of General Gage, and his attack on the country people, that propositions of attempting an accommodation were not much relished; and it has been with difficulty that we have carried another …

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You Are Now My Enemy

To William Strahan Mr. Strahan, Philada. July 5. 1775 You are a Member of Parliament, and one of that Majority which has doomed my Country to Destruction. You have begun to burn our Towns, and murder our People. Look upon your Hands! They are stained with the Blood of your Relations! You and I were …

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