Topic: Townshend Revenue Act
This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. In 1768 on this day, Samuel Adams penned a letter entitled “Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768.”….Continue
This Day In Founding Fathers History – 12 April On this day in 1776, a resolution now called the Halifax Resolves was adopted by the Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina. ….Continue
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"Having served my country from very early life, in all its highest trusts and most difficult emergencies, from the most important of which trusts 1 have lately retired, I cannot otherwise than feel with great sensibility, this proof of the high confidence of this very enlightened and respectable. Assembly.
I regret my appointment from another consideration: a fear, that I shall not be able to discharge the duties of the trust, with advantage to my country. Being placed, however, here, 1 [would] exert my best faculties, physical and mental, such as they are, at every hazard, to discharge its duties to the satisfaction of this Assembly, and of my country."
James Monroe accepting the Chair at VA Constitutional Convention, 1829