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used in 1776

10 uses
  • If New York was the key to the continent, then Long Island was the key to New York, and the key to the defense of Long Island was Brooklyn Heights.
    p. 127.3
  • General James Grant, a member of the House of Commons, had boasted that with 5,000 British regulars he could march from one end of the American continent to the other, a claim that was widely quoted.
    p. 6.7
  • Let me remind you of those extensive and successful wars that this country has carried on before the continent of America was known.
    p. 14.6
  • They are to be drawn in by degrees, until they cannot retreat.... we are breaking through all those sacred maxims of our forefathers, and giving the alarm to every wise man on the continent of America, that all his rights depend on the will of men whose corruptions are notorious, who regard him as an enemy, and who have no interest in his prosperity.
    p. 15.8
  • If Edmund Burke had failed to provide a memorable line for the night's efforts, Fox did at once : Lord Chatham, the King of Prussia, nay, Alexander the Great, never gained more in one campaign than the noble lord has lost—he has lost a whole continent.
    p. 17.9
  • It was he who had boasted to Parliament that with 5,000 men he could march from one end of the American continent to the other.
    p. 71.8
  • New York was "a kind of key to the whole continent," Adams wrote.
    p. 80.9
  • Washington, as he wrote privately, often felt that the eyes of the whole continent were on him, "fixed with anxious expectation."
    p. 81.8
  • We have maintained our ground against the enemy under [a] .... want of powder, and we have disbanded one army and recruited another within musket shot of two and twenty regiments, the flower of the British army, when our strength has been little if any superior to theirs, and at last have beat them in a shameful and precipitate manner, out of a place the strongest by nature on this continent, strengthened and fortified in the best manner and at an enormous expense.
    p. 110.3
  • And John Adams's letter of January 6, describing New York as "a kind of key to the whole continent" and affirming that "no effort to secure it ought to be omitted," was anything but ambiguous.
    p. 118.6

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