Documentary History of the American Revolution: Consisting of Letters and Papers Relating to the Contest for Liberty, Chiefly in South Carolina, from Originals in the Possession of the Editor, and Other Sources

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D. Appleton & Company, 1855 - 292 páginas
 

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Página 274 - second, having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of " the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between " king and people — and, by the advice of Jesuits and other " wicked persons, having violated the fundamental laws, " and having withdrawn himself out of this kingdom — has " abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby
Página 272 - ... be pleased to direct some mode, by which the united applications of your faithful colonists to the throne, in pursuance of their common councils, may be improved into a happy and permanent reconciliation ; and that, in the mean time, measures...
Página 92 - ... of the general court or general assembly of such province or colony, and disposable by Parliament,) and shall engage to make provision also for the support of the civil government and the administration of justice...
Página 275 - By raising and keeping a standing army within this kingdom in time of peace, without consent of parliament, and quartering soldiers contrary to law. 6. By causing several good subjects, being protestants, to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed, contrary to law.
Página 18 - And they do claim, demand, and insist upon all and singular the premises, as their undoubted Rights and Liberties...
Página 274 - That king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and having, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of the kingdom ; has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Página 275 - And whereas of late years partial corrupt and unqualified persons have been returned and served on juries in trials, and particularly divers jurors in trials for high treason which were not freeholders...
Página 92 - Council, and Assembly, or General Court of any of his Majesty's Provinces, or Colonies in America, shall propose to make provision according to the condition, circumstances, and...
Página 274 - By levying money for and to the use of the Crown by pretence of prerogative for other time and in other manner than the same was granted by Parliament...
Página 70 - ... power this valuable constitution in all its rights ; to restore it to its ancient dignity, if at all impaired by the different value of property, or otherwise deviated from its first institution ; to amend it, wherever it is defective ; and, above all, to guard with the most jealous circumspection against the introduction of new and arbitrary methods of trial, which, under a variety of plausible pretences, may in time imperceptibly undermine this best preservative of English liberty.

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