A History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent by Christopher Columbus, to the Present Time: Embracing an Account of the Aboriginal Tribes, Their Origin, Population, Employments, Arts, Dress, Religion, Government, Etc. ...
H. F. Sumner, 1833 - 540 pages
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Adams American appeared appointed arms army arrived assembly attack attempt battle bill body Boston Britain British called carried cause chief colonies Columbus command commenced congress Connecticut considerable consisting constitution continued council court directed effect enemy England English entered enterprise expedition fell fire five force formed four France French governor granted hand honor hundred immediately important Indians inhabitants Island John killed king land laws length Lord loss manner March Massachusetts means measures ment miles nearly New-England New-York North object officers ordered party passed peace period persons possession prepared present president proceeded provisions received respect river sailed sent settled settlement ship soon South spirit surrender taken territory thousand tion took town trade treaty troops United vessels Virginia Washington whole wounded York
Page 380 - Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
Page 493 - In the war between those new governments and Spain we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
Page 381 - ... economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burdened; the honest payment of our debts, and sacred preservation of the public faith...
Page 367 - First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen," was originally used in the resolutions presented to Congress on the death of Washington, December, 1799.
Page 380 - ... a well-disciplined militia, our best reliance in peace and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them; the supremacy of the civil over the military authority...
Page 119 - Esq., or, in his absence, to such as for the time being take care for preserving the peace and administering the laws in their Majesties' province of New York, in America.
Page 313 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 207 - In such a cause, your success would be hazardous. America, if she fell, would fall like the strong man; she would embrace the pillars of the state, and pull down the Constitution along with her.
Page 207 - America is obstinate ; America is almost in open rebellion. I rejoice that America has resisted. Three millions of people, so dead to all the feelings of liberty as voluntarily to submit to be slaves, would have been fit instruments to make slaves of the rest.