Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902; Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing ...

Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902; Based Upon the Plan of Benson John Lossing ...

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...whose inhabitants lire by nature brave, and are laudably tenacious of that freedom in which they were born. From a well-regulated militia we have nothing to fear: their interest is the same with that of the state. When a country is invaded, the militia are ready to appear in their defence; they march into the field with that fortitude which a consciousness of the justice of their cause inspires; they do not jeopard their lives for a master who considers them only as the instruments of his ambition, and whom they regard only as the dispenser of the scanty pittance of bread and water. No. they fight for their houses, their lands, for their wives, their children, for all who claim the tenderest names, and are held dearest in their hearts, they fight pro arts ct focis, for their liberty, and for themselves, and for their Ciod. And let it not offend if I say that no militia ever appeared in more flourishing condition than that of this province now doth: and, pardon me if I say--of this town in particular--I mean not to boast; I would not excite envy, but manly emulation. We have all one common cause: let it therefore be our only contest who shall most contribute to the security of the liberties of America. And may the same kind Providence which has watched over this country from her infant state, still enable us to defeat our enemies. I cannot here forbear noticing the signal manner in which the designs of those who wish not well to us have been discovered. The dark deeds of a treacherous cabal have been brought to public view. You now know the serpents who, while cherished in your bosoms, were darting their envenomed stings into the vitals of the constitution. But the representatives of the people have fixed a mark on these ungrateful...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569520
  • 9781236569523