The Eve of the Revolution, Chapter IV: Defining the Issue

A pepper-corn, in acknowledgement of the right, is of more value than millions without it.–George Grenville. A perpetual jealousy respecting liberty, is absolutely requisite in all free states.–John Dickinson. Good Americans everywhere celebrated the repeal of the Stamp Act with much festivity and joyful noises in the streets, and with “genteel entertainments” in taverns, where …

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Federalist No 38, Incoherence of the Objections to the New Plan Exposed

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From the Independent Journal Saturday, January 12, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: IT IS not a little remarkable that in every case reported by ancient history, in which government has been established with deliberation and consent, the task of framing it has not been committed to an assembly of men, …

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Few American Casualties

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. It is wonderful how happily the Americans have been preserved. From Bunker’s Hill fight to the present day, the regulars have fired, on the Cambridge side, about a thousand balls, bombs, and carcases; and, on the Roxbury side, better …

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