GLC03173: Gazette of the United States. [No. LVII (October 28, 1789)]: Page #15
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the British army has marched quite through it; and the English have used every policy of flattery, of terror, and severity, but all in vain, and worse than in vain; all has conspired to make the people of New-Jersey some of the most brace and skillful to resist them.
New-York, before the commencement of hostilities, was supposed to be the most luke warm of the middle States, in the opposition to the designs of the English. The English armies have invaded it from Canada and from the ocean, and have long been in possession of three islands, New-York Island, Long-Island, and Staten-Island; yet the rest of that Province has stood immoveable, through all the varieties of the fortune of war, for four years, and increases in zeal and unanimity every year.
I think, therefore, there is not a possibility, that any one of the Thirteen States, should ever voluntarily revolt of submit.
The efforts and exertions of General Howe, in New-York, Long-Island, Staten-Island, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, to obtain recruits; the vast expence that he put his pay-master to in appointing new corps of officers, even general officers: the pains they took to inlist men, among all the stragglers of those countries, and among many thousands of prisoners which they then had in their hands;—all these measures obtaining but three thousand six hundred men, and very few of these Americans, according to General Howe's own account, shows, I think, to a demonstration, that no voluntary revolt or submission is ever to be apprehended.