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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
affair of independence. Considering the
obstacles, which had impeded the progress of liberal opinions and decided
measures in that colony, the result was, on the whole, more prompt and
fortunate, than could have been expected.
It came early enough to prevent the evil consequences of counteracting
motives, distracted councils, or divided action, and to combine the several
pares of the
The scene of
confusion, which now prevailed and continued through the season, from the
invasion of the enemy, the battle of Long Island, the surrender of New York,
the capture of Fort Washington, the rencounters between the armies at White
Plains, and other military disasters, deranged the proceedings of the
Convention, and prevented any deliberations, except upon subjects of the most
pressing necessity. That body was
obliged to assume a migratory character, sitting first at the
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 114. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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