LIFE OF DAVID PERRY.
n 1797, I moved to Chelsea, Vt.. and have lived here twenty one
years last March, and helped pay the premium to New-York, in
order to become a state -- and for a portion of the time we have
been a state much opposition has been manifested by a part of our
citizens, to-wards the general government, and in a very bad time, too,
-- in a time of war, when we ought to have united as a band of brothers
in the common cause of our country. But we were not alone in this evil.
It has pervaded most of the New England states. I have lived to see
four wars in our country, and the last was attended with difficulties harder
to be surmounted than any of the other wars, by reason of the enmity,
towards the General Government, of that portion of the people,
who declared there was no cause of war with England, although she
had taken between nine hundred and a thousand of our vessels,
thousands of our citizens, and sent the Indians to
massacre our defenceless inhabitants -- and not-withstanding the
General Government had done every thing to effect an accommodation
of their differences, and obtain redress for our grievances, without a
resort to arms.