Title: The Treason of Charles Lee, Major General, ...
Publisher: Kennikat Press, Port Washington, N.Y.
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good, Not Marked
Book Type: Ex-Library
Kennikat American Bicentennial Series. Mr Lee's Plan--March 29, 1777. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 021372
Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... that the terms of accommodation will be as moderate as their powers will admit, but that their powers are more ample than their Successors (shoud any accident happen") wouCd be vested ivith, I think myself not only justifiable but bound in conscience to furnish all the lights, I can, to enable eem to bring matters to a conclusion in the most compendious manner and consequently the least expensive to both Parties--I do this with the more readiness as I know the most generous use will be made of it in all respects--their humanity will incline eem to have consideration for Individuals wlw have acted from Principle and their good sense will tell eem that the more moderate are the general condit ions; the more solid and permanent will be the union, for if the conditions were extremely repugnant to the general way of thinking, it woiCd be only the mere patchwork of a day which the first breath of wind will discompose and the first symptoms of a rupture betwixt the Bourbon Powers and Great Britain absolutely overturn--but I really have no apprehensions of this kind whilst Lord and-General Howe have the direction of affairs, and flatter myself that under their auspices an accommodation may be built on so solid a foundation as not to be shaken by any such incident--in this persuasion and on these principles I shall most sincerely and zealously contribute all in my power to so desirable an end, and if no untoward accidents fall out which no human foresight can guard against I will answer with my life for the success. "From my present situation and ignorance of certain facts, lam sensible that I hazard proposing things which cannot without difficulties be comply'd with-lean only act from surmise, therefore hope allowances will be mads for my circumstances. I will suppose t...
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