The Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine Devoted to History, Biography, Literature, and State Progress, Volumen14

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Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock
H.H. Metcalf, 1892

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Página 116 - Resolved, that it be recommended to the several assemblies, Conventions and Councils or Committees of Safety of the United Colonies, immediately to cause all persons to be disarmed, within their respective Colonies, who are notoriously disaffected to the cause of America, or who have not associated, and refuse to associate to defend by Arms the United Colonies against the Hostile attempts of the British Fleets and Armies.
Página 79 - Painful beyond expression have been those scenes of bloodshed and devastation which the barbarous cruelty of British troops have placed before our eyes. Duty to God, to ourselves, to posterity, enforced by the cries of slaughtered innocents, have urged us to take up arms in our own defence. Such a day as this was never before known, either to us or to our fathers.
Página 110 - I'm bound for the kingdom — Will you go to glory with me ? Hallelujah : O hallelujah ! I 'm bound for the kingdom — Will you go to glory with me ? Hallelujah I 0 praise ye the Lord !" Many of their songs were full of local allusions and "hits." As has been said, the Osgoodites were opposed to bearing arms, and the leaders were frequently fined and imprisoned for refusing to obey the laws. Osgood and both the Ordways were in prison at one time over a year for this cause. Very naturally their poetry...
Página 82 - Whereas it now appears an undoubted fact, that notwithstanding all the dutiful petitions and decent remonstrances from the American colonies, and the utmost exertions of their best friends in England on their behalf, the British ministry, arbitrary and vindictive, are yet determined to reduce by fire and sword our bleeding country, to their absolute obedience...
Página 82 - ... and plunder the seacoast ; from all which we may reasonably expect the most dismal scenes of distress the ensuing year, unless we exert ourselves by every means and precaution possible ; and whereas, we, of this colony of New Hampshire, have the example of several of the most respectable of our sister colonies before us for entering upon that most important step of...
Página 142 - I have three thousand dollars in hard money; I will pledge my plate for three thousand more; I have seventy hogsheads of Tobago rum, which shall be sold for the most it will bring. These are at the service of the State. If we succeed in defending our firesides and homes, I may be remunerated; if we do not, the property will be of no value to me.
Página 80 - Christian union, harmony and tender affection which constitute the only foundation upon which our invaluable privileges can rest with any security or our public measures be pursued with the least prospect of success.
Página 81 - We, the Subscribers, do hereby solemnly engage and promise, that we will, to the utmost of our power, at the risk of our lives and fortunes, with arms, oppose the hostile proceedings of the British Fleets and Armies against the United American Colonies.
Página 82 - ... declare that it is the opinion of this assembly that our delegates at the continental congress should be instructed, and they are hereby instructed, to join with the other colonies in declaring the thirteen united colonies a free and independent state, solemnly pledging our faith and honor that we will on our parts support the measure with our lives and fortunes...
Página 82 - ... disunion from Great Britain, and declaring ourselves FREE and INDEPENDENT of the crown thereof, being impelled thereto by the most violent and injurious treatment ; and it appearing absolutely necessary in this most critical juncture of our public affairs, that the honorable the Continental Congress, who have this important object under immediate consideration, should be also informed of our resolutions thereon without loss of time, We do hereby declare that it is the opinion of this assembly...

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