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Pagina 227 - To the Honorable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court assembled.
Pagina 233 - Character forever, this is the favorable moment to give such a tone to our Federal Government, as will enable it to answer the ends of its institution, or this may be the ill-fated moment for relaxing the powers of the Union, annihilating the cement of the Confederation, and exposing us to become the sport of European politics, which may play one State against another to prevent their growing importance, and to serve their own interested purposes.
Pagina 234 - These are the pillars on which the glorious fabric of our independency and national character must be supported. Liberty is the basis — and whoever would dare to sap the foundation, or overturn the structure, under whatever specious pretext he may attempt it, will merit the bitterest execration, and the severest punishment, which can be inflicted by his injured country.
Pagina 233 - ... it appears to me there is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptible and miserable, as a nation. This is the time...
Pagina 236 - As to the second article, which respects the performance of public justice, Congress have, in their late Address to the United States, almost exhausted the subject; they have explained their ideas so fully, and have enforced the obligations the states are under to render...
Pagina 234 - The prevalence of that pacific and friendly disposition among the people of the United States which will induce them to forget their local prejudices and policies, to make those mutual concessions which are requisite to the general prosperity, and, in some instances, to sacrifice their individual advantages to the interest of the community.
Pagina 245 - After the sacrifices I have made, I have the right to exact two favors : one is, to serve at my own expense ; the other is, to serve at first as volunteer.
Pagina 242 - ... of the war, and to frustrate the best concerted plans ; and that the discouragement occasioned by the complicated difficulties and embarrassments, in which our affairs were by this means involved, would have long ago produced the dissolution of any army, less patient, less virtuous, and less persevering, than that which I have had the honor to command.
Pagina 45 - Resolved, That his excellency, the Governor, be, and he is hereby requested...
Pagina 242 - I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government — to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one...