I have already received advance orders for a number
of my devices from abroad, and as they are destined to save lives I feel that I ought to keep on with my work.
Even the most confident and the stoutest hearts began to think the issue of the contest was becoming doubtful; and that abject class was hourly increasing in numbers
, who thought they foresaw all the possessions of the English crown in America subdued by their Christian foes, or laid waste by the inroads of their relentless allies.
This promising beginning was soon overcast with a cloud of adversity; for upon the tenth day of October, the rear of our company was attacked by a number
of Indians, who killed six, and wounded one man.
At one end of the room, in a recess, were a number
of barrels piled one upon another, containing bundles of official documents.
Here -- it's the number
of a room -- in a tavern, you know
Nothing can be more evident than that the thirteen States will be able to support a national government better than one half, or one third, or any number
less than the whole.
By a faction, I understand a number
of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
Next above these come the Nobility, of whom there are several degrees, beginning at Six-Sided Figures, or Hexagons, and from thence rising in the number
of their sides till they receive the honourable title of Polygonal, or many-sided.
Instances of discrete quantities are number
and speech; of continuous, lines, surfaces, solids, and, besides these, time and place.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers
, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number
of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
For now with respect to the number
just spoken of, it must be acknowledged that he would want the country of Babylonia for them, or some one like it, of an immeasurable extent, to support five thousand idle persons, besides a much greater number
of women and servants.
Let him that hath understanding count the number
of the beast: for it is the number
of a man; and his number
is Six hundred threescore and six.