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MULTIPLICITY AND ABUNDANCE Journey to Pennsylvania (1756) Gottlieb Mittelberger 11. COLONIAL WISDOM The Way to Wealth (1758) Benjamin Franklin 12. A SHATTERED EMPIRE The Declaration of Independence (1776) 13. IDEOLOGY AND AGITATION The Crisis, Number Three (1777) Thomas Paine 14. SECURING LIBERTY The Federalist, Number Ten (1787) James Madison COUNTERPOINT II: Nationalism, Democracy, and War 42 Chapter 2 ■ Strides Toward Freedom 8. A RIGHT TO CRITICIZE In 1735 came the first great battle over freedom of the press in America.

Mary's Counties, Maryland, 1658-1730 1658-1670 1681-1690 1721-1730 Males 0-15 Females 0-15 Sex unknown 0-15 Total 0-15 3 5 6 14 (27%) 21 11 25 57 (28%) 185 164 34 383 (40%) Males 16-50 Females 16-50 Total 16-50 17 13 30 (59%) 74 54 128 (61%) 287 188 475 (49%) Old males Old females Old sex unknown Total old 1 6 0 7 (14%) 7 15 0 22 (11%) 53 47 2 102 (11%) Slaves, age, sex unknown 3 31 14 Total slaves 54 238 974 SOURCE: From Russell R. Menard, "The Maryland Slave Population, 1658 to 1730," as published in William and Mary Quarterly (1975).

No! It may, in its consequence, affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the main[land] of America. It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty. And I make no doubt but your upright conduct, this day, will not only entitle you to the love and esteem of your fellow citizens; but every man who prefers freedom to a life of slavery will bless and honor you, as men who have baffled the attempt of tyranny, and, by an impartial and uncorrupt verdict, have laid a noble foundation for securing to ourselves, our posterity, and our neighbors, that to which nature and the laws of our country have given us a right— the liberty both of exposing and opposing arbitrary power (in these parts of the world, at least) by speaking and writing truth.

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