The Virginia Convention of 1776: A Discourse Delivered Before the Virginia Alpha of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, in the Chapel of William and Mary College, in the City of Williamsburg, on the Afternoon of July the 3rd, 1855

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J. W. Randolph, 1855 - 206 halaman
A history of the Virginia Convention of 1776 and biographies of the participants.

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Halaman 17 - Resolved unanimously, that the delegates appointed to represent this colony in General Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent states, absolved from all allegiance to, or dependence upon, the crown or parliament of Great Britain; * and that they give the assent of this colony to such declaration, and to whatever measures may be thought proper and necessary by the Congress for forming foreign alliances and a confederation of the...
Halaman 18 - Britain ; and that they give the assent of this colony to such declaration, and to whatever measures may be thought proper and necessary by the Congress, for forming foreign alliances, and a CONFEDERATION OF THE COLONIES, at such time, and in the manner as to them shall seem best.
Halaman 170 - George Mason, a man of the first order of wisdom among those who acted on the theatre of the revolution, of expansive mind, profound judgment, cogent in argument, learned in the lore of our former constitution, and earnest for the republican change on democratic principles. His elocution was neither flowing nor smooth ; but his language was strong, his manner most impressive, and strengthened by a dash of biting cynicism, when provocation made it seasonable.
Halaman 31 - Resolved, That the delegates for this colony in the Continental Congress be impowered to concur with the delegates of the other colonies in declaring independency, and forming foreign alliances, reserving to this colony the sole and exclusive right of forming a constitution and laws for this colony...
Halaman 17 - Forasmuch as all the endeavors of the United Colonies, by the most decent representations and petitions to the King and Parliament of Great Britain, to restore peace and security to America under the British Government, and a reunion with that people upon just and liberal terms, instead of a redress of grievances, have produced from an imperious and vindictive administration increased insult, oppression and a vigorous attempt to effect our total destruction. By a late act all these colonies are declared...
Halaman 129 - ... the Arabian Nights. Milton, whose fancy was keenly impressed by its picturesqueness, chooses it as his example of Chaucer's poetry ; and he works up its figures into one of his most exquisite compositions of lyrical imagery. He wishes that it were possible, for the solace of his studious leisure, "To call up him that left half-told The story of Cambuscan bold...
Halaman x - II. The Natural Productions and Conveniences of the Country, suited to Trade and Improvement. III. The Native Indians, their Religion, Laws and Customs, in War and Peace. IV. The present State of the Country, as to the Polity of the Government, and the Improvements of the Land.
Halaman 67 - Nicholas, who lived near the palace, and who instantly repaired thither to receive the last sighs of his dying friend. On entering his chamber, he asked his commands :
Halaman 17 - ... crown and government of Great Britain: uniting and exerting the strength of all America for defence, and forming alliances with foreign powers for commerce and aid in war. Wherefore, appealing to the Searcher of hearts for the sincerity of former declarations, expressing our desire to preserve the connexion with that nation, and that we are driven from that inclination by their wicked councils, and the eternal laws of self-preservation, "Resolved, unanimously, That the delegates appointed to...
Halaman 152 - He was always plain in his dress, and disliked changes in the fashions. ' Here,' said he to a friend, holding up his arm and displaying the sleeve of a coat the worse for wear ; ' here is a coat good enough for me, yet I must get a new one to please the eyes of other people." .... He was wont to tell, with great zest, an incident that happened in the yard of Prince Edward court house, just before leaving the county to take his seat in the federal Convention, in Richmond. An old fox-hunter gave him...

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