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" That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall in the opinion of the representatives... "
The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster: With an Essay on Daniel ... - Page 163
by Daniel Webster, Edwin Percy Whipple - 1886 - 707 pages
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Nursing Fathers: American Colonists' Conception of English Protestant ...

Benjamin Lewis Price - 1999 - 246 pages
...American people. The committee resolved that governments be established in the colonies "as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people,...to the happiness and safety of their constituents, and America in general."7 By the spring of 1776 popular support for breaking ties with Great Britain...
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The Noblest Minds: Fame, Honor, and the American Founding

Peter McNamara - 1999 - 236 pages
...that recommended to the various colonial assemblies that they construct new governments that would "best conduce to the happiness and Safety of their...Constituents in particular and America in General." Adams always thought this resolution "an Epocha, a decisive Event" in the American Revolution.55 And,...
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The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the ...

Peter S. Onuf - 1983 - 284 pages
...the exigencies of their affairs have been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people,...constituents in particular, and America in generaL" 39. In a letter to Jay, President of Congress, August 5, 1779, in ChiKenden Papers, 470-72. 40. Ethan...
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The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the ...

Willi Paul Adams - 2001 - 378 pages
...to the exigencies of their affairs have been hitherto established to adopt such Government as shall, in the Opinion of the Representatives of the People,...Constituents in particular and America in general." The preamble, added on May 15, dismissed all hope of reconciliation and declared that now it was "necessary...
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Washington and the American Republic, Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - 1870
...their affairs hath hitherto been established, to adopt such a government as shall, in the opinions of the representatives of the people, best conduce...constituents in particular, and America in general." A committee of three, of which John Adams was chairman, was appointed to prepare a preamble to this...
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The Delaware State Constitution: A Reference Guide, Volume 65

Randy James Holland - 2002 - 273 pages
...governments. The congressional resolution of May 15 urged the colonies "to adopt such government as shall in the opinion of the Representatives of the people...constituents in particular and America in general." Delaware responded in July of 1776, when the General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for the...
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Bootmaker to the Nation: The Story of the American Revolution

John Slade - 2002 - 721 pages
...respective assemblies and conventions of the United Colonies ... to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people,...constituents in particular and America in general." Congress was thus asking the thirteen colonial assemblies to replace the last remnants of British government...
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Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

William Howard Adams - 2008 - 368 pages
...Congress had advised New York and the other colonies to immediately "adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the Representatives of the People...to the happiness and safety of their constituents." A few days later, Philadelphia made clear that the next step — Adams called it the last — would...
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The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

Merrill Jensen - 2004 - 752 pages
...the exigencies of their affairs have been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people,...constituents in particular, and America in general." 58 It was passed with "remarkable unanimity," in part because John Dickinson agreed to it. John Adams...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 pages
...United Colonies, where no government had... hitherto been established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people,...constituents in particular and America in general." After two days debate, the resolution passed, but a preamble had not yet been written. The conservatives...
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