The Beginnings of the American Revolution: Based on Contemporary Letters, Diaries, and Other Documents, Band 1

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Baker and Taylor, 1910
 

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Seite 76 - 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 62 - 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 61 - Great Britain give and grant to your majesty, what ? Our own property ? No. We give and grant to your majesty, the property of your majesty's commons of America. it is an absurdity in terms.
Seite 23 - Britain. If taxes are laid upon us in any shape without our having a legal representation where they are laid, are we not reduced from the character of free subjects to the miserable state of tributary slaves...
Seite 378 - House, as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, devoutly to implore the divine interposition for averting the heavy calamity which threatens destruction to our civil rights, and the evils of civil w'ar ; to give us one heart and onu mind, firmly to oppose, by all just and proper means, every injury to American rights...
Seite 104 - COME, join Hand in Hand, brave AMERICANS all, And rouse your bold Hearts at fair LIBERTY'S Call; No tyrannous Acts shall suppress your just Claim, Or stain with Dishonour AMERICA'S Name.
Seite 248 - He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Seite 62 - I will be bold to affirm, that the profits to Great Britain from the trade of the colonies through all its branches, is two millions a year. This is the fund that carried you triumphantly through the last war. The estates that were rented at two thousand pounds a year, threescore years ago, are at three thousand at present. Those estates sold then from fifteen to eighteen years purchase; the same may now be sold for thirty.
Seite 288 - They were not of the nature of private letters between friends. They were written by public officers to persons in public stations, on public affairs, and intended to procure public measures; they were therefore handed to other public persons, who might be influenced by them to produce those measures.
Seite 62 - Act be repealed absolutely, totally, and immediately ; that the reason for the repeal be assigned, because it was founded on an erroneous principle. 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...

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