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I have rec d your Favours of the 8. &. 10, and although I am Sorry you did not find every Thing to your Satisfaction in America, I congratulate You on your Safe Arrival in Europe and wish you Success in your Views. If by giving a proper Consistency to our Confederation you mean, the making of Congress Souvereign and Supream in the Negotiation of Treaties of Commerce, and in Regulating the...
In your favour of Oct r. 29, You inform me that The Marquis has observed in Germany, that the Lies which are Spread to our disadvantage, must be injurious to our national honour, if We neglect to contradict them.— When I came first to Europe now approaching to Eight Years ago, my Indignation was roused, at the Shameless Falshoods which were continually propagated, and I took a great deal of...
I have found in the Remembrancer of the Year 1775, page 309, that a Petition was presented to his Majesty on Wednesday the 11 th. of September, from the City of Bristol by M r Burke, one of the Representatives of that City, in which are the following Words. “We owe a Testimony of Justice to your Colonies, which is, that in the midst of the present distractions, We have received many...
It is impossible for me to assist you in your Refutation of the Abbe Raynal.— My time is all taken up, and there is not enough of it.— The Quakers changed the Names of Days and Months, first day second day &c first Month, Second Month &c—but the other New England People never did that I know any Thing of.— if they did you will find it in Hutchinson, as well as what relates to the 2250 Livres...
The insinuation of the Abby Raynal, mentioned in your Letter of the 17 th. —that “the Savages were to be dispossessed of Lands, which they would not cultivate,” is injurious. The first Settlers of New England, as well as of the other Parts of America, were Scrupulous to purchase the Title of the Indians, wherever they planted. In a Course of many Years practice in the Courts of Law, I have had...
In your favour of Oct r. 29, you inform me that The Marquis has observed in Germany, that the Lies which are Spread to our disadvantage, must be injurious to our national honour, if We neglect to contradict them.— —When I came first to Europe, now approaching to Eight years ago, my Indignation was roused, at the Shame less Falshoods which were continually propagated, and I took a great deal of...
I have found in the Remembrancer of the Year 1775, page 309, that a Petition was presented to his Majesty on Wednesday the 11 th. of September, from the City of Bristol by M r Burke, one of the Representatives of that City, in which are the following Words. “We owe a Testimony of Justice to your Colonies, which is, that in the midst of the present distractions, We have received many...
It is impossible for me to assist you in your Refutation of the Abbe Raynal.—My time is all taken up, and there is not enough of it.— —The Quakers changed the Names of Days and Months, first day second day &c first Month, Second Month &c—but the other New England People never did that I know any Thing of.—if they did you will find it in Hutchinson, as well as what relates to the 2250 Livres...
The insinuation of the Abby Raynal, mentioned in your Letter of the 17 th that “the Savages were to be dispossessed of Lands which they would not cultivate” is injurious. The first settlers of New England, as well as of the other parts of America were scrupulous to purchase the title of the Indians, wherever they planted—In a course of many years practice in the Courts of Law I have had a...
Your favour of Feb. 24. I recd., but this moment.—The Mass. Law in question obliged Masters of Vessels, before they landed a Passenger to give Bonds, to maintain him in Case he came to want. it was intended to indemnify Parishes, or rather Towns, against the Maintenance of Paupers.—This law turned the tide of emigration from Ireland to Philadelphia.—it was early in this Century I believe, but...