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Washington and its Romance

Washington and its Romance – Thomas Nelson Page

The capitals of most countries are the especial pride of their people. It is not so with us—at least, it has not been so in the past. Happily, it appears as though this condition were changing. It has, indeed, ever appeared to me strange that Americans know so little of and care so little for the capital of their own country. Nature, prodigal of gracious slope and curve and tone, has endowed it with, perhaps, more charm than any other national capital—at least, than any large European capital—and its founders laid it off on a generous plan which has left the opportunity of furthering what Nature presented, in a way to appeal … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution

The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution – Samuel Rawson Gardiner

In this volume are reprinted for convenient reference more than ninety documents which are “intended to serve either as a basis for the study of the constitutional history of an important period, or as a companion to the political history of the time.” With the exception of four, mentioned in the preface, they are taken from books that are beyond the reach of most students unless they have access to large and well-equipped libraries The whole is prefaced by a concise account of the period, so that we have at hand what might be compared to the finder on a telescope. Among the papers are the following, of which … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Claim of the American Loyalists

The Claim of the American Loyalists – Joseph Galloway

When, at the beginning of the last quarter of the eighteenth century, it became increasingly evident that the thirteen American Colonies would revolt from Great Britain and attempt to establish their independence, and when it became necessary for all men to take sides on the great question, a large number of Americans of wealth and abilities remained loyal to their King. The motives which actuated these men were, of course, various; some were honorable, others selfish. But to the ardent patriot, blinded by zeal for liberty, nothing could justify, or even palliate, such conduct. As a consequence, the Tories of the American Revolution suffered not less-in reputation than in estate, and … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 12, Letters & Writings 1788 – 1790

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 12, Letters & Writings 1788 – 1790 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 11, Letters & Writings 1784 – 1788

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 11, Letters & Writings 1784 – 1788 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 10, Letters & Writings 1782 – 1784

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 10, Letters & Writings 1782 – 1784 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 9, Letters & Writings 1781 – 1782

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 9, Letters & Writings 1781 – 1782 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 8, Letters & Writings 1779 – 1781

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 8, Letters & Writings 1779 – 1781 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 7, Letters & Writings 1775 – 1779

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 7, Letters & Writings 1775 – 1779 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 6, Letters & Writings 1772 – 1775

The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 6, Letters & Writings 1772 – 1775 – Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow

It is easy to be persuaded that Mr. John Bigelow’s edition of ‘The Works of Benjamin Franklin’ is likely to be the most complete, the most scholarly and acccurate, the ‘Federal’ edition. Mr. Bigelow was confessedly the foremost authority on Franklin. Beside the material now in print, carefully collated for the present purpose, so far as possible, with the original manuscripts, he has had free use of the supplementary Franklin MSS. purchased by the State Department in 1881, and not published before his work, and the autobiography has been printed for the first time in any collected edition of Franklin’s Works, from … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

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