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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America (Volume 2); From the Year 1763 to the Close of the Administration of President Washington, in March, 1797 Including a Summary View of the Political and Civil State of the North American Colonies, (Paperback) Loot Price: R340
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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America (Volume 2); From the Year 1763 to the Close of the Administration of President Washington, in March, 1797 Including a Summary View of the Political and Civil State of the North American Colonies, (Paperback)

Timothy Pitkin

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XII. British Ministry call upon the people of Great Britain for voluntary contributions? Parliament meet January 20th, 1778?Ministers propose a plan of reconciliation on the 17th of February?this plan contained in three bills?purport of the bills?sent to America before they had passed?Governor Tryon, to whom they are entrusted, sends them to general Washington and to the governors of some of the states?General Washington transmits them to congress?Are referred to a committee?Report made against them?Answer of governor Tnunbull to the letter of Tryon?Treaties with France arrive in May, 1778?Are immediately ratified and published?Congress prepare an address to the people of the United States?British commissioners arrive in America to offer terms of reconciliation?Dr. Franklin secretly consulted as to terms, before the commissioners left England?David Hartley and others go to France to sound him on the subject of terms of reconciliation?Propose that America should yield certain advantages in trade, on condition of peace?British commissioners arrive in America?Propose to congress certain conciliatory propositions ?Congress refuse to listen to any terms short of independence and the withdrawing of the fleets and armies?Reply of the British commissioners?Governor Johnston, one of the commissioners, sends letters to several members of congress, and through a lady makes certain offers to Mr. Reed?Congress declare this an attempt to bribe one of their body and refuse all further intercourse with him?British commissioners present an address or manifesto to the people of the states making the same offers they had sent to congress?The people refuse the offers?Congress issue a counter manifesto. It is now time to recur to the proceedings in Great Britain with respect to America, ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Timothy Pitkin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 190
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16183-1
Barcode: 9780217161831
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
Books > History > American history > 1500 to 1800
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LSN: 0-217-16183-9

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