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By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The balm of life, a kind and faithful friend.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Mankind may amuse themselves with theoretic systems of liberty... but we can only discern its true value by the practical and wretched effects of slavery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The rights of the individual should be the primary object of all governments.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The honorable William Penn, late governor of Pennsylvania, was chosen agent to the Court of Britain, and directed to deliver the petition to the King himself and to endeavor by his personal influence to procure a favorable reception to this last address.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

But in the hero ne'er forget the man.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

'Tis social converse, animates the soul.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

To learn to die is an heroic work.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

No republic ever yet stood on a stable foundation without satisfying the common people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Before this address to my countrymen is closed, I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us, the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Great advantages are often attended with great inconveniences, and great minds called to severe trials.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Our situation is truly delicate & critical. On the one hand we are in need of a strong federal government founded on principles that will support the prosperity & union of the colonies. On the other we have struggled for liberty & made costly sacrifices at her shrine and there are still many among us who revere her name to much to relinquish (beyond a certain medium) the rights of man for the dignity of government.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The love of domination and an uncontrolled lust of arbitrary power have prevailed among all nations and perhaps in proportion to the degrees of civilization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

It is necessary for every American, with becoming energy to endeavor to stop the dissemination of principles evidently destructive of the cause for which they have bled. It must be the combined virtue of the rulers and of the people to do this, and to rescue and save their civil and religious rights from the outstretched arm of tyranny, which may appear under any mode or form of government.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn, been made the prey of ambition.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The defeat of the Americans in Canada and the advantages gained by the British arms in the Jerseys, and indeed for some months in every other quarter, gave to the royal cause an air of triumph.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island - a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

I have my fears. Yet, notwithstanding the complicated difficulties that rise before us, there is no receding; and I should blush if in any instance the weak passions of my sex should damp the fortitude, the patriotism, and the manly resolution of yours. May nothing ever check that glorious spirit of freedom which inspires the patriot in the cabinet, and the hero in the field, with courage to maintain their righteous cause, and to endeavor to transmit the claim to posterity, even if they must seal the rich conveyance to their children with their own blood.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America, everything stood on a new and more respectable footing, both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mercy Otis Warren

A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.