Annals of Annapolis: Comprising Sundry Notices of that Old City from the Period of the First Settlements in Its Vicinity in the Year 1649, Until the War of 1812 : Together with Various Incidents in the History of Maryland, Derived from Early Records, Public Documents, and Other Sources ; with an Appendix, Containing a Number of Letters from General Washington, and Other Distinguished Persons, which Letters Have Never Been Published Before

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David Ridgely
Cushing, 1841 - Annapolis (Md.) - 283 pages

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Page 175 - That no man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers or the law of the land.
Page 212 - ... to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country. 'Happy in the confirmation of our independence and sovereignty, and pleased with the opportunity offered the United States of becoming a respectable nation, I resign...
Page 111 - The sot-weed factor: or, A voyage to Maryland. A satyr. In which is describ'd, the laws, government, courts and constitutions of the country; and also the buildings, feasts, frolicks, entertainments and drunken humours of the inhabitants of that part of America.
Page 212 - MR. PRESIDENT : The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place, I have now the honor of offering my sincere congratulations to Congress, and of presenting myself before them, to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country.
Page 112 - St. Mary's once was in repute, Now here the Judges try the Suit, And lawyers twice a Year dispute. As oft the Bench most gravely meet, Some to get Drunk, and some to eat A swinging share of Country Treat.
Page 180 - ... procure an exemption from parliamentary .taxation, and to continue to the legislatures of these colonies the sole and exclusive right of regulating their internal polity, was our original and only motive. To maintain inviolate our liberties and to transmit them unimpaired to posterity, was our duty and first wish ; our next, to continue connected with, and dependent on, Great Britain. For the truth of these assertions...
Page 212 - While I repeat my obligations to the army in general, I should do injustice to my own feelings not to acknowledge in this place the peculiar services and distinguished merits of the gentlemen who have been attached to my person during the war. It was impossible the choice of confidential officers to compose my family should have been more fortunate. Permit me, sir, to recommend in particular those who have continued in the service to the present moment as worthy of the favorable notice and patronage...
Page 179 - States, in framing such further confederation between them, in making foreign alliances, and in adopting such other measures as shall be judged necessary for the preservation of their liberties...
Page 226 - Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen this day in Israel?
Page 254 - I do therefore by and with the advice of the Counsel, and at the desire of the Representatives in General Court assembled, issue this PROCLAMATION, and make the solemn Appeal to the Virtue and public Spirit of the good People of this Colony. Affairs are hastening fast to a Crisis, and the approaching Campaign will in all Probability determine forever the fate of AMERICA.

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