The Eve of the Revolution, Chapter V: A Little Discreet Conduct

It has been his [Thomas Hutchinson’s] principle from a boy that mankind are to be governed by the discerning few, and it has been ever since his ambition to be the hero of the few.–Samuel Adams. We have not been so quiet these five years …. If it were not for two or three Adamses, …

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Doctor Franklin and the French

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. June 1.—The love and attachment of the French nation for America, is earned at this time to such a degree of enthusiasm as is difficult to be conceived. There are few personages that have borne an interesting part in …

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Dunmore’s Proclamation – Remarks – Slaves

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. This day Lord Dunmore 1 issued the following proclamation, from his retreat, on board the war-ship William, now at anchor off Norfolk, Virginia. It at once shows the baseness of his heart, his malice and treachery against the people …

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Toleration in Old and New England

To the PRINTER of the LONDON PACKET. SIR, I understand from the public papers, that in the debates on the bill for relieving the Dissenters in the point of subscription to the Church Articles, sundry reflections were thrown out against that people, importing, “that they themselves are of a persecuting intolerant spirit, for that when …

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