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Seite 142 - ... may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...
Seite 171 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Seite 190 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king ; and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
Seite 76 - Otis was a flame of .fire ; with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American Independence was then and there born.
Seite 215 - Chandler, Thomas Bradbury. An Appeal to the Public in Behalf of the Church of England in America, dedicated to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
Seite 165 - At the same time let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation whatsoever. That we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Seite 248 - The importation of slaves into the colonies from the coast of Africa hath long been considered as a trade of great inhumanity, and under its present encouragement, we have too much reason to fear will endanger the very existence of your Majesty's American dominions.
Seite 283 - Committees, on the expediency of appointing Deputies from the several Colonies of British America, to meet in general Congress, at such place annually as shall be thought most convenient: there to deliberate on those general measures which the united interests of America may from time to time require.
Seite 204 - Rome, with indifference, who will believe that the apprehension of Episcopacy contributed fifty years ago, as much as any other cause, to arouse the attention, not only of the inquiring mind, but of the common people, and urge them to close thinking on the constitutional authority of parliament over the colonies?
Seite 169 - They never have hitherto. Many arguments have been lately used here to show them, that there is no difference, and that, if you have no right to tax them internally, you have none to tax them externally, or make any other law to bind them. At present they do not reason so; but in time they may possibly be convinced by these arguments.