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Page 437 - The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, Of the City of London...
Page 430 - To declare that the war carried on in the colonies and plantations of North America had been ineffectual to the purposes for which it had been undertaken.
Page 53 - ... cutter. When night came on, I formed the fleet in a line of battle a-head, and ordered the Venus and Greyhound frigates to keep between his Majesty's and the enemy's fleets, to watch their motions, which was admirably well attended to by that good and veteran officer, Captain Ferguson.
Page 690 - By the first the King of Great Britain acknowledged the independence of the United States, and recognized as their southern boundary a line to...
Page 682 - Religion, language, interest, affections may, and I hope will, yet prove a bond of permanent union between the two countries.
Page 293 - ... the kindness and attention that has been shown to us by the French officers in particular — their delicate sensibility of our situation — their generous and pressing offer of money, both public and private, to any amount — has really gone beyond what I can possibly describe, and will, I hope, make an impression on the breast of every British officer, whenever the fortune of war should put any of them into our power.
Page 281 - If the enemy should be tempted to meet the army on its march, the general particularly enjoins the troops to place their principal reliance on the bayonet, that they may prove the vanity of the boast, which the British make of their peculiar prowess, in deciding battles with that weapon.
Page 682 - I make it my humble and earnest prayer to Almighty God that Great Britain may not feel the evils which might result from so great a dismemberment of the empire; and that America may be free from those calamities which have formerly proved in the mother country how essential monarchy is to the enjoyment of constitutional liberty.