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The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn

Including a New and Circumstantial Account of the Battle of Long Island and the Loss of New York

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Published: 1878
Language: English
Wordcount: 168,509 / 513 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 825
Added to site: 2007.07.04
mnybks.net#: 17528
Genre: History
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ain to exercise her authority in the case with force.

The expedition in question had been organized for the purpose of seizing the military stores belonging to the Massachusetts Colony, then collected at Concord, and which the king's authorities regarded as too dangerous material to be in the hands of the people at that stage of the crisis. The provincials, on the other hand, watched them jealously. King and Parliament might question their rights, block up their port, ruin their trade, proscribe their leaders, and they could bear all without offering open resistance. But the attempt to deprive them of the means of self-defence at a time when the current of affairs clearly indicated that, sooner or later, they would be compelled to defend themselves, was an act to which they would not submit, as already they had shown on more than one occasion. To no other right did the colonist cling more tenaciously at this juncture than to his right to his powder. The men at Lexington, therefore, drew up on their vil

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