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Page 370 - they are entitled to life, liberty, and property; and they have never ceded to any sovereign power whatever, a right to dispose of either without their consent. 2. That our ancestors who first settled these colonies, were at the time of their emigration from the mother country, entitled to all the rights, liberties,
Page 132 - it ourselves, nor will we hire our vessels, nor sell our commodities or manufactures to those who are concerned in it. Third. As a non-consumption agreement, strictly adhered to, will be an effectual security for the observation of the non-importation, we as above, solemnly agree and associate, that from this day, we
Page 370 - asserting and vindicating their rights and liberties, declare, That the inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following rights:
Page 131 - we do, for ourselves, and the inhabitants of the several colonies whom we represent, firmly agree and associate under the sacred ties of virtue, honour, and love of our country, as follows: First. That from and after the first day of December next, we will not import into British America, from Great
Page 135 - to the end, that all such foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as the enemies of American liberty; and thenceforth we respectively will break off all dealings with him or her. Twelfth. That the committee of correspondence in the respective colonies do frequently inspect the entries of the custom
Page 132 - in Great Britain, Ireland, or the West Indies, induces us to suspend a non-exportation, until the tenth day of September, 1775; at which time, if the said acts and parts of acts of the British parliament herein after mentioned, are not repealed, we will not, directly or indirectly, export any merchandise or commodity whatsoever to
Page 132 - not purchase or use any tea imported on account of the East India company, or any on which a duty hath been or shall be paid ; and from and after the first day of March next, we will not purchase or use any East India tea whatever
Page iv - the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An act supplementary to an act, entitled 'An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the limes therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 134 - mourning dress than a black crape, or ribbon on the arm or hat for gentlemen, and a black ribbon and necklace for ladies, and we will discontinue the giving of gloves and scarfs at funerals. Ninth. Such as are venders of goods and
Page 372 - In the course of our inquiry, we find many infringements and violations of the foregoing rights, which from an ardent desire that harmony and mutual intercourse of affection and interest may be restored, we pass over for the present, and proceed to state such acts and measures as have been adopted since the last war,