The American Quarterly Register Volume 14-15

The American Quarterly Register Volume 14-15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...and general government. Governor Chittenden was a member of the first Convention of Delegates fi'( several townships, which met at Dorset on the 24th July, 1776, and on the 25! tember following, for the purpose oftaking into consideration the expediency ofdet Vermont an independent State. and at the subsequent meeting of the oonven ra.l Washin ton thus expressed to Gov. Chittenden his concern, on the lst of January, 1782-" A cw words upon the subject of the negotiations which have been carried on between you and the enemy in Canada and New York. I will take it for granted, us you assert it, that they were so far innocent, that there never was any serious intention ofjoining Great Britain in their attempts to subjugate your country: but it has bad this certain bad tendency; it has served to give some ground to that delusive opinion oftlie enemy, that they have numerous friends amongst us, who only want a proper opportunity to avow themselves openly, and that internal disputes and feuds will soon break ua in pieces. At the same time the seeds of distrust and jealousy are scattered among ourselves by conduct of this kind." History, however, which has torn the veil from these transactions, fully vindicates the patriotism of the people of Vermont. No community was ever more attached to popular independence; yet, alter all their efforts and sacrifices in the common cause, they had the mortification to find themselves denied a participation in the blessings which they had labored to secure. Their claims to independence were treated with indifference; other States were contending for adismeuiberment of their territory, and the annihilation of their sovereignty, and they were illifl lclt by Congress, which ought to have more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686090X
  • 9781236860903