The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers ; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, Band 1

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Gray & Bowen, 1832
 

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Seite 284 - The^nwA given to the style and arrangement of the Constitution fairly belongs to the pen of Mr Morris ; the task having, probably, been handed over to him by the chairman of the Committee, himself a highly respectable member, and with the ready concurrence of the others. A better choice could not have been made, as the performance of the task proved.
Seite 111 - That the reasons assigned by the Continental Congress for declaring the United Colonies free and independent States are cogent and conclusive; and that while we lament the cruel necessity which has rendered this measure unavoidable, we approve the same, and will, at the risk of our lives and fortunes, join with the other Colonies in supporting it.
Seite 16 - I have considered well his loss of time ; And how he cannot be a perfect man, Not being tried and tutored in the world...
Seite 90 - Interested men, who are not to be trusted; weak men, who cannot see; prejudiced men, who will not see; and a certain set of moderate men, who think better of the European world than it deserves...
Seite 172 - I mean the appointment of so many foreigners to offices of high rank and trust in our service. The lavish manner, in which rank has hitherto been bestowed on these gentlemen, will certainly be productive of one or the other of these two evils, either to make it despicable in the eyes of Europe, or become a means of pouring them in upon us like a torrent, and adding to our present burden. But it is neither the expense nor the trouble of them that I most dread.
Seite 322 - In this period the head and body of M. de Toulon are introduced in triumph. The head on a pike, the body dragged naked on the earth. Afterwards, this horrible exhibition is carried through the different streets.
Seite 172 - July, 1778. DEAR SIR, Whether you are indebted to me, or I to you, for a letter, I know not, nor is it a matter of much moment. The design of this is to touch, cursorily, upon a subject of very great importance to the well-being of these States ; much more so than will appear at first view. I mean the appointment of so many foreigners to offices of high rank and trust in our service. The lavish manner, in which rank has hitherto been bestowed on these gentlemen, will certainly be productive of one...
Seite 273 - And although it is not absolutely necessary, yet it is very desirable, that money should be increased in decimal ratio, because by that means all calculations of interest, exchange, insurance, and the like, are rendered much more simple and accurate, and of course, more within the power of the great mass of the people.
Seite 78 - If the ships of war are quiet, I shall be quiet ; but I declare solemnly, that if they make a pretext of my presence to fire on the town, the first house set on flames by their guns shall be the funeral pile of some of their best friends.

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