Progress of the world by mastery over the forces of nature
By a better knowledge of the nature of justice
The laws of morals may be proved by inductions from experience.
First American union. Concert of the colonies in action, 1684
Consolidation of colonies attempted by an absolute king
Effect of the revolution of 1688. Plan of union of William Penn
of Lord Stairs. Of Franklin in 1754. Of Lord Halifax
Plan of unity through the British parliament. First American congress
The elder Pitt and colɔnial liberty
The American congress of 1774 .
Indeperdence and a continental convention and charter
Question at issue between Great Britain and the colonies
The confederation imperfect from jealousy of central power
Rutledge proposes a constituent congress
New England convention at Boston
Measures of New York of September 1780
Effort of Hamilton, Thomas Paine and a continental convention.
Convention of New York and New England at Hartford
Reception of its proceedings in congress
New Jersey and the federal republic
Cession of western lands by New York and Virginia
The confederation adopted
Washington appeals to the statesmen of Virginia .
His emphatic letter for a stronger government
His instructions to Custis and to Jones