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« on: July 15, 2018, 10:53:00 pm »


The Dueling Grounds:

Feel slighted or insulted? Has your honor been questioned or offended by a fellow politician? If you wish, you can challenge them to a duel to reclaim your honor at the risk of an unpleasant (and illegal in several areas) fate. You can use this thread to formally challenge another player to a duel, with a credible reason for doing so. Players may refuse or accept (and refusing may lead to a prestige hit among other things), at which point a duel is simulated through dice rolls based on a number of factors. Duel may perfectly end with no wounded and with a satisfaction to wounded honor... or they may end with one of you dead. It's up to you.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 09:09:45 pm »

I hereby challenge Mr. Samuel Adams to a duel.

His crude and slanderous lies have shown that he is no man to be argued with in an intellectual arena. Nay, he must be challenged in the only way he knows how to fight -- in a brutish and base fashion.

May Mr. Adams agree to this duel, I hope to see him on the steps of this Congress ready to defend what little honor he has left. May Mr. Adams refuse to duel, may he be seen as the coward he is.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:38:24 pm »

Sir,
    Though your insane performance before the Assembly is more befitted for a madhouse than the field of battle, I will deign to accept your challenge, so that there be no doubt as to who is the right in this quarrel. I propose that we meet outside the city, at dawn on the 6th of February, and that the weapon of choice be pistols. May Philadelphia soon be liberated from your obnoxious and petulant whine, with which you have terrorized this city for too long!
     I am, sir,
          Your humble servant,
                    Samuel Adams
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 02:58:46 pm »

The Adams-Morris Duel
Leading politicians meet at the dueling grounds, survive unharmed


PHILADELPHIA - Upon a long period of mutual criticisms, insults and attacks over their respective politics in the National Assembly, Gouverneur Morris seemingly had enough of Second Secretary Samuel Adams and promptly challenged him to a duel to defend his honor from Mr. Adams's attacks. The Whig Leader accepted the challenge as well, setting as the date February 6th, 1790, the place as a field outside the city of Philadelphia, and the weapon of choice being pistols. Both men showed up on time at the morning of that day, and upon being given their pistols and a truce attempted by their seconds having failed the contenders began counting their steps. As they counted to ten both Adams and Morris virtually fired simultaneously; Adams to the air and Morris to the ground. As the smoke cleared and at the relief of the seconds both men put an end to the duel, their honor intact and no wounds to take home.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 03:17:20 pm »

Mr. Adams, may this duel be an opportunity for us to put our qualms behind us.

Through your acceptance of this duel, you have proven yourself a gentleman. By firing to the air, a man of honour.

You, sir, are a worthy political opponent. May our fight for these United States continue to be a righteous one, and one without unneeded bloodshed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 03:44:27 pm »

I hereby challenge the Governor of Pennsylvania to a duel.

This Tyrant has proven himself to show complete disregard for the state constitution he was elected to protect, in his enforcement of the egregiously unconstitutional "Treason law", and as such has proven himself an enemy of Liberty and freedom.

Should the Governor accept this challenge, I shall take the chance to purge from this nation a firm enemy of the rights of man.  Should the governor decline this challenge, he shall prove himself as a cowardly tyrant, deserving as little respect as the law he enforces.
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 05:34:54 pm »

I return the compliment to Mr. Morris; his actions here to-day have proven him a man of honor and integrity. While we may differ in our opinion of the best form of government for these States, let us strive toward the same end; may Columbia's hands never be stained with the blood of her children.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 08:39:46 pm »

I hereby challenge the Governor of Pennsylvania to a duel.

This Tyrant has proven himself to show complete disregard for the state constitution he was elected to protect, in his enforcement of the egregiously unconstitutional "Treason law", and as such has proven himself an enemy of Liberty and freedom.

Should the Governor accept this challenge, I shall take the chance to purge from this nation a firm enemy of the rights of man.  Should the governor decline this challenge, he shall prove himself as a cowardly tyrant, deserving as little respect as the law he enforces.

Major General Thomas Mifflin, the Hon. Governor of Pennsylvania, has expressed his intention to accept the challenge of Brigadier General James Jackson and dimissed his arguments as those of a demagogic scoundrel. The Governor will await for General Jackson on May 1st at a forest near Philadelphia, the weapon of choice being pistols.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2018, 12:21:52 am »

The Jackson-Mifflin Duel
Governor Mifflin shot dead, unrest in Eastern Pennsylvania


PHILADELPHIA - In the wake of the Morris-Adams duel and its restrained outcome (which resulted in both men delivering a better opinion of each other in public), the seemingly hotheaded Patriot Leader General Jackson branded Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin a "cowardly tyrant", and an enemy of rights. Gen. Mifflin, determined to defend his honor in question given the ongoing conflict in Pennsylvania took on the conflict perhaps thinking that a similar outcome to the Morris-Adams could be reached.

Jackson and Mifflin took the field on May 1st armed with pistols, and upon counting to ten both men jumped back and fired. Governor Mifflin's shot went near Jackson - leading to speculation on whether the Governor intended to harm him -, and General Jackson's shot, directly aimed at Mifflin reached him when he was moving right on the throat and left him on the ground: Pennsylvania Governor Thomas Mifflin choked to death on his own blood within a few moments. The news made Eastern Pennsylvania erupt in anger against what people saw as a conspiracy to murder the Governor, leading to private anti-Westsylvania militias to appear on the countryside and begin their own reaction against the separatists.

With Philadelphia in chaos and despite proclaiming his intent not to kill the Governor, General Jackson almost faced arrest for murder by the new Pennsylvanian Governor and was forced to depart back to Georgia, essentially unable to return to the National Assembly without risking immediate arrest.
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