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Washington and His Comrades: Chapter IV

The Loss of New York Washington’s success at Boston had one good effect. It destroyed Tory influence in that Puritan stronghold. New England was henceforth of a temper wholly revolutionary; and New England tradition holds that what its people think today other Americans think tomorrow. But, in the summer of this year 1776, though no…

Federalist No 33, Power of Taxation, Continued

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From the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 2, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: THE residue of the argument against the provisions of the Constitution in respect to taxation is ingrafted upon the following clause. The last clause of the eighth section of the first article of the plan under consideration authorizes…

Federalist No 32, Power of Taxation, Continued

From the Independent Journal Wednesday, January 2, 1788 To the People of the State of New York: ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that there would be no real danger of the consequences which seem to be apprehended to the State governments from a power in the Union to control them in the levies of money,…

Attack on Quebec – Montgomery Killed – Arnold Wounded

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From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. December 31. –The Americans have made an unsuccessful attack upon the town of Quebec. General Montgomery finding his cannon too light to effect a breach, and that the enemy would not hearken to terms of capitulation, formed a design…