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The Life of Gouverneur Morris

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colonies.  The bill caused much excitement in England, and its enemies affirmed, that it made the Romish church predominant by law in Canada, and allowed no more than a toleration to the Protestant faith.  To the people of New York the bill seemed fraught with special danger, on account of their proximity to Canada, and the long line of frontiers by which the two provinces were joined.  We hence perceive the reason why the above clause was introduced.[13]

While the Congress were engaged in debating the scheme of accommodation, they heard that General Washington was on his way from Philadelphia, to take command of the continental army at Cambridge, and that he would pass through New York.  A committee of four was appointed, of whom were

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From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 51. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to


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