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" ... for the enemy ? They would derive great conveniences from it, on the one hand, and much property would be destroyed on the other. It is an important question, but will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say the enemy mean... "
History of the Republic of the United States of America: As Traced in the ... - Seite 128
von John Church Hamilton - 1857
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Narrative and Critical History of America: The United States of North ...

Justin Winsor - 1887
...much property would be destroyed on the other. ... At present I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...of it will make a capital change in their plans." General Greene, John Jay, and many others of note were of the same opinion. Congress decided otherwise,...
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Narrative and Critical History of America: The United States of North America

Justin Winsor - 1887
...much property would be destroyed on the other. ... At present I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...profound secret, as the knowledge of it will make * capital change in their plans." General Greene, John Jay, and many others of note were of the same...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1776

George Washington - 1889
...but will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it, if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...profound secret, as the knowledge of it will make a change in their plans.' I have &c. 1 Prompt action was taken on this letter ; for it was received by...
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The Writings of George Washington, Band 4

George Washington - 1889
...but will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it, if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...profound secret, as the knowledge of it will make a change in their plans.1 I have &c. 1 Prompt action was taken on this letter ; for it was received by...
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Old New York: A Journal Relating to the History and Antiquities ..., Bände 1-2

1890
...will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say, the enemy means to preserve' it if they can. If Congress therefore should resolve...of it will make a capital change in their plans." From a subsequent letter, dated the 8th of Sept. , 1776, it appears that Congress were unwilling to...
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The American Revolution, 1763-1783: Being the Chapters and Passages Relating ...

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - 1898 - 518 Seiten
...much property would be destroyed on the other. ... At present I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...knowledge of it will make a capital change in their plans.'1 Such a suggestion, emanating from such a man, furnishes a remarkable comment upon the indignation...
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George Washington

Norman Hapgood - 1901 - 419 Seiten
...but will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it, if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...profound secret, as the knowledge of it will make a change in their plans." Congress promptly ordered him to do no damage to the city. General Greene wrote...
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Irving's Works: The life and letters of Washington Irving, by his nephew, P ...

Washington Irving - 1908
...but will admit of but little time for deliberation. At present, I dare say the enemy mean to preserve it if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...resolution should be a profound secret, as the knowledge will make a capital change in their plans." are in danger of so being, on this tongue of land, where...
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Myths and Facts of the American Revolution: A Commentary on United States ...

Arthur Johnston - 1908 - 296 Seiten
...ought it to stand as winter quarters for the enemy? At present, I dare say, the enemy means to preserve it if they can. If Congress, therefore, should resolve...of it will make a capital change in their plans." — Washington to the President of the Congress, September 2, 1776: Washington's Writings, Vol. IV.,...
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