Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 48

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The Society, 1915
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Page 76 - I will here express but one sentiment, which is, that DISMEMBERMENT of our EMPIRE will be a clear sacrifice of great positive advantages, without any counterbalancing good; administering no relief to our real disease, which is DEMOCRACY ; the poison of which, by a subdivision, will only be the more concentrated in each part, and consequently the more virulent.
Page 149 - The United States of America engage to put an end, immediately after the ratification of the present treaty, to hostilities with all the tribes or nations of Indians with whom they may be at war at the time of such ratification; and forthwith to restore to such tribes or nations, respectively, all the possessions, rights and privileges which they may have enjoyed or been entitled to in one thousand eight hundred and eleven, previous to such hostilities...
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Page 505 - every member of Congress did, on the 4th of July, 1776, in fact, cordially approve of the Declaration of Independence.' They who were then members all signed it, and, as I could not see their hearts, it would be hard for me to say that they did not approve it ; but, as far as I could penetrate the intricate, internal foldings of their souls, 1 then believed, and have not since altered my opinion, that there were several who signed with regret, and several others with many doubts and much lukewarmness.
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Page 347 - ... a reasonable portion of the taxes collected within said states may be paid into the respective treasuries thereof and appropriated to the payment of the balance due said states and to the future defence of the same.
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Page 150 - ... previous to such hostilities. Provided always that such Tribes or Nations shall agree to desist from all hostilities against His Britannic Majesty and His Subjects upon the ratification of the present Treaty being notified to such Tribes or Nations, and shall so desist accordingly...

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