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" ... said. But from this grant I infer, as before hath been touched, that the sovereign original and foundation of civil power lies in the people, whom they must needs mean by the civil power distinct from the government set up. "
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution - Page 249
by Roger Williams - 1867 - 425 pages
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Publications, Volume 3

Narragansett Club, Providence - 1867
...proportion' to be moft true, both in it felf, and alfo confidered with the end of it, that a civill Govern- j ment is an ' Ordinance of God, to conferve the civill...Grant I infer, (as before hath been touched) that thelSpveraigne, originall, and foundation of civill power lies in the peopTq (whom they muft needs...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1

William Peterfield Trent, John Erskine, Stuart Pratt Sherman, Carl Van Doren - American literature - 1917 - 584 pages
...democratic movement. As early as 1644 he had formulated his main principles: From this Grant I infer . . . that the Soveraigne, originall, and foundation of civill power lies in the people . . . And if so, that a People may erect and establish what forme of Government seemes to them most...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...Island towns in 1647) attached the word "democracy." In 1644, the schismatic Roger Williams declared that "the Soveraigne, originall, and foundation of civill power lies in the people." Bits and pieces of the English plebeian radicalism of the 1640s and 1650s crossed the Atlantic and...
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