Open Question: Who led the battle of Bunker
Thomas Gage or William Howe
Posted on 3 January 2016 | 11:07 am
Resolved Question: Help with Thomas Paine's,
I have to identify this paragraph from Thomas Paine's, The Crisis, if the argument is ethos, logos, or pathos. I also have to state where Pasine addresses the opposing argument or ideas. I have been doing these all today and I just don't know what to put down for this one. Please help! Here is the paragraph from The Crisis.
There are cases which cannot be overdone by language, and this is one. There are persons, too, who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeed, will be merciful. It is the madness of folly, to expect mercy from those who have refused to do justice; and even mercy, where conquest is the object, is only a trick of war; the cunning of the fox is as murderous as the violence of the wolf, and we ought to guard equally against both. Howe's first object is, partly by threats and partly by promises, to terrify or seduce the people to deliver up their arms and receive mercy. The ministry recommended the same plan to Gage, and this is what the tories call making their peace, "a peace which passeth all understanding" indeed! A peace which would be the immediate forerunner of a worse ruin than any we have yet thought of. Ye men of Pennsylvania, do reason upon these things! Were the back counties to give up their arms, they would fall an easy prey to the Indians, who are all armed: this perhaps is what some Tories would not be sorry for. Were the home counties to deliver up their arms, they would be exposed to the resentment of the back counties who would then have it in their power to chastise their defection at pleasure. And were any one state to give up its arms, that state must be garrisoned by all Howe's army of Britons and Hessians to preserve it from the anger of the rest. Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love, and woe be to that state that breaks the compact. Howe is mercifully inviting you to barbarous destruction, and men must be either rogues or fools that will not see it. I dwell not upon the vapors of imagination; I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as A, B, C, hold up truth to your eyes.
Posted on 9 November 2013 | 11:28 pm
Resolved Question: One of those criminal
I have use Dave and even Davie but this alias was Thomas Howe. Weird!
Posted on 19 October 2013 | 7:51 pm
Resolved Question: Was General William Howe
Did all the other generals follow orders from William Howe? I'm aware Howe was replaced in 1778 by Sir Henry Clinton.
But did Howe give orders to Cornwallis, Carleton, Grant, Burgoyne, Admiral Peter Parker, Admiral Richard Howe, and other British generals.
Howe also replaced Thomas gage in 1775 .
In 1775 king George sent 3 of the best generals to Boston as reinforcements for Thomas gage. (On the HMS CEREBUS were John Burgoyne, Clinton, and Howe)
Burgoyne went to saratoga where he tried to cut off New England
Posted on 3 September 2013 | 10:21 am
Resolved Question: In the revoltionary war
Was Thomas Gage in charge of Cornwallis? Who was higher?
Out of these British Generals in revoltionary war which ones ranked highest and commanded who?
I'm thinking Gage was highest ranking then Howe and Clinton same rank and Cornwallis 3rd??
Posted on 2 September 2013 | 2:33 am