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But truth is most likely to be exhibited by the general sense of contemporaries, when the feelings of the heart can be expressed without suffering itself to be disguised by the prejudices of man. Mercy Otis Warren#Contemporaries 67
Mercy Otis Warren#Contemporaries 67
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Army 61
Mercy Otis Warren#Army 61
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Compassion 61
Mercy Otis Warren#Compassion 61
Democratic principles are the result of equality of condition. Mercy Otis Warren#Equality 56
Mercy Otis Warren#Equality 56
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. Mercy Otis Warren#America 55
Mercy Otis Warren#America 55
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Army 54
Mercy Otis Warren#Army 54
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Aristocracy 46
Mercy Otis Warren#Aristocracy 46
It may be a mistake, that man, in a state of nature, is more disposed to cruelty than courtesy. Mercy Otis Warren#Courtesy 44
Mercy Otis Warren#Courtesy 44
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Affection 43
Mercy Otis Warren#Affection 43
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. Mercy Otis Warren#Address 43
Mercy Otis Warren#Address 43
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