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" At this very time, too, they are permitting their chief magistrate to send over not only soldiers of our common blood, but Scotch and foreign mercenaries to invade and destroy us. These facts have given the last stab to agonizing affection, and manly... "
Memoirs, correspondence and private papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. by T.J ... - Page 21
by Thomas Jefferson - 1829
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Declaring Independence: Jefferson, Natural Language & the Culture of Performance

Jay Fliegelman - History - 1993 - 268 pages
...their councils the disturbers of our harmony, they have, by their free election, reestablished them in power, at this very time too they are permitting their chief magistrate to send over not only souldiers of our common blood, but Scotch & foreign mercenaries to invade & destroy us. these facts...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...their councils the disturbers of our harmony, they have, by their free election, re-established them in power. At this very time too, they are permitting...agonizing affection, and manly spirit bids us to renounce forever these unfeeling brethren. We must endeavor to forget our former love for them, and hold them...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - History - 1997 - 1118 pages
...their councils the disturbers of our harmony, they have, by their free election, reestablished them im his father was well, but very melancholy: he told...as much grieved for his father as for himself; I & foreign mercenaries to invade & destroy us. These facts have given the last stab to agonizing affection,...
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Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783

Ian C. Graham, Ian Charles Cargill Graham - Reference - 2009 - 224 pages
...Independence, he complained that the "British" (by which term he could only have meant the English) were permitting their chief magistrate "to send over not...and foreign mercenaries to invade and destroy us." To Jefferson, the English were his "unfeeling brethren." But the Scots were to be classed with the...
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"Asylum for Mankind": America, 1607-1800

Marilyn C. Baseler - History - 1998 - 353 pages
...harmony, they have, by their free election, re-established them in power. At this very time they too are permitting their chief magistrate to send over not only soldiers of our common blood, but Scotch & foreign mercenaries to invade & destroy us. These facts have given the last stab to agonizing affection,...
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Jefferson: Political Writings

Thomas Jefferson, Joyce Appleby, Terence Ball - History - 1999 - 623 pages
...disturbers of our harmonv, thev have, bv their free election, reestablished them in power. At this verv time too they are permitting their chief magistrate to send over not onlv soldiers of our common blood, but Scotch & foreign mercenaries to invade & destrov us. These facts...
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Cultural Identity and the Nation-state

Professor of Philosophy and Political Science Carol C Gould, Carol Gould, Pasquale Paquino, Mohammad H. Faghfoory - Philosophy - 2001 - 155 pages
...death, desolation and tyranny already begun," Jefferson continues his lament to "our British brethren": "[At this very time too, they are permitting their...agonizing affection, and manly spirit bids us to renounce forever these unfeeling brethren. ... We might have been a free and a great people together]" (emphases...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...child against parent. As Jefferson's original words in the Declaration of Independence proclaimed: "These facts have given the last stab to agonizing...spirit bids us to renounce for ever these unfeeling brethren."4 The metaphor of parricide was used after the destruction of King George Ill's statue in...
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John Adams

David McCullough - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 752 pages
...people, "our British brethren," as a further oppressor, for allowing their Parliament and their King "to send over not only soldiers of our common blood,...and foreign mercenaries to invade and destroy us." And therein, Jefferson charged, was the heart of the tragedy, the feeling of betrayal, the "common...
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Surface and Depth: The Quest for Legibility in American Culture

Michael T. Gilmore - Social Science - 2003 - 240 pages
...Americans have been left no choice but to separate from their blood relations and declare their autonomy: " These facts have given the last stab to agonizing affection, and manly spirit bids us to renounce forever these unfeeling brethren. We must endeavor to forget our former love for them.... The road...
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