History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: Interspersed with Biographical, Political and Moral Observations, Band 1
Manning and Loring, For E. Larkin, No. 47, Cornhill, 1805
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Seite 437 - For fufpending our own legiflatures, and declaring themfelves invefled with power to legiflate for us in all cafes whatfoever. • He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection, and waging war againft us. He has plundered our feas, ravaged our coafts, burnt our towns, and deftroyed the lives of our people. He is, at this time, tranfporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, defolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumftances of cruelty...
Seite 406 - Resolved, That his Majesty's liege people, the inhabitants of this colony are not bound to yield obedience to any law or ordinance whatever, designed to impose any taxation whatsoever upon them other than the laws or ordinances of the General Assembly aforesaid.
Seite 410 - That his majesty's subjects in these colonies owe the same allegiance to the crown of Great Britain, that is owing from his subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to that august body the parliament of Great Britain.
Seite 412 - Majesty, and humble applications to both houses of Parliament, to procure the repeal of the act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, of all clauses of any other acts of Parliament, whereby the jurisdiction of the admiralty is extended, as aforesaid, and of the other late acts for the restriction of American commerce.
Seite 434 - When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Seite 436 - ... remaining in the mean time, expofed to all the dangers of invafion from without, and convulfions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of thefe ftates ; for that purpofe, obftructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners, refufmg to pafs others to encourage their migrations hither, and railmg the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
Seite 419 - ... appointed commissioners of the customs, to reside in America, which authorizes them to make as many appointments as they think fit, and to pay the appointees what sums they please, for whose mal-conduct they are not accountable.
Seite 417 - American subjects, who acknowledge themselves bound by the ties of allegiance, have an equitable claim to the full enjoyment of the fundamental rules of the British constitution...
Seite 438 - We muft, therefore, acquiefce in the neceffity which denounces our feparation, and hold them as we hold the reft of mankind — enemies in war — in peace, friends. We, therefore, the reprefentatives of the United States of America, in general Congrefs...