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From the book:
America's Revolutionary Mind A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It,  by C. Bradley Thomspon
(see this review; buy it here, here, or here), on p. 322:

To modern historians, the notion of a spirit of liberty might seem like little more than flowery rhetoric.  To eighteenth-century Americans, however, it meant something specific and essential.  The word "spirit" as used in the phrase signifies both an idea and action, [...] [T]he spirit of liberty means to "assert and maintain the cause of liberty."  The phrase "spirit of liberty" united theory and practice for American revolutionaries; it implied an action in defense of a principle; it was characterized by certain virtues in the defense of liberty. [...] "We know our rights, liberties, and privileges, and likewise men are determined to sacrifice all things else for their preservation." [...] The spirit of liberty, then, is a sense of life defined by independence in the fullest sense of the term.

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