An Outline History of Orange County: With an Enumeration of the Names of Its Towns, Villages, Rivers, Creeks, Lakes, Ponds, Mountains, Hills and Other Known Localities and Their Etymologies Or Historical Reasons Therefor ; Together with Local Traditions and Short Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers, Etc

S.T. Callahan, 1847 - 652 páginas

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Página 140 - ... that independency which your gallantry has given, and those riches which your wounds have preserved ? Is this the case ? Or is it rather a country, that tramples upon your rights, disdains your cries, and insults your distresses? Have you not more than once suggested your wishes, and made known your wants to Congress, wants and wishes, which gratitude and policy should have anticipated, rather than evaded ? And have you not lately, in the meek language of entreating...
Página 143 - Let me request you to rely on the plighted faith of your country, and place a full confidence in the purity of the intentions of congress, that, previous to your dissolution as an army, they will cause all your accounts to be fairly liquidated, as directed in...
Página 141 - ... charity than to mark for suspicion the man who should recommend moderation and longer forbearance ; or, in other words, who should not think as he thinks, and act as he advises. " But he had another plan in view, in which...
Página 143 - ... all Europe for its fortitude and patriotism ? and for what is this done ? to bring the object we seek nearer ? No ; most certainly in my opinion, it will cast it at a greater distance. For myself, (and I take no merit in giving the assurance, being induced to it from principles of gratitude, veracity, and justice...
Página 143 - By thus determining, and thus acting, you will pursue the plain and direct road to the attainment of your wishes ; you will defeat the insidious designs of our enemies, who are compelled to resort from open force to secret artifice.
Página 142 - ... stage of the war, that I am indifferent to its interests. But how are they to be promoted? The way is plain, says the anonymous addresser ; if war continues, remove into the unsettled country ; there establish yourselves, and leave an ungrateful country to defend itself.
Página 140 - If you can, go — and carry with you the jest of tories and the scorn of whigs — the ridicule, and what is worse, the pity of the world. Go, starve, and be forgotten...
Página 140 - But faith has its limits, as well as temper, and there are points beyond which neither can be stretched without sinking into cowardice, or plunging into credulity.
Página 331 - Are but the beings of a summer's day, Have held the scale of empire, ruled the storm Of mighty war; then, with unwearied hand, Disdaining little delicacies, seized The plough, and greatly independent lived.
Página 147 - Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the Past with the Future, do not perform their duty to the world.

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