The Library of American Biography, Volume 19 (Google eBook)

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Jared Sparks
Hilliard, Gray, 1846 - United States
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Page 311 - Resolved, That a general be appointed to command all the Continental forces raised, or to be raised, for the defence of American liberty.
Page 32 - ... with the advice, assent, and approbation of the freemen of the said country, or the greater part of them, or of their delegates or deputies...
Page 179 - And whereas the enforcing of the conscience in matters of religion hath frequently fallen out to be of dangerous consequence...
Page 179 - That no person or persons whatsoever within this province, or the islands, ports, harbors, creeks, or havens thereunto belonging, professing to believe in Jesus Christ, shall from henceforth be any ways troubled, molested or discountenanced for or in respect of his or her religion nor in the free exercise thereof within this province or the islands thereunto belonging nor any way compelled to the belief or exercise of any other religion against his or her consent...
Page 161 - ... if an uninhabited country be discovered and planted by English subjects, all the English laws then in being, which are the birth-right of every subject, are immediately there in force ; but this must be understood with very many, and very great restrictions. Such colonists carry with them only so much of the English law as is applicable to their own situation, and the condition of an infant colony ; such, for instance, as the general rules of inheritance, and of protection from personal injuries.
Page 26 - CHRIST), within the said region, islands, islets and limits aforesaid, hereafter shall happen to be built; together with license and faculty of erecting and founding churches, chapels and places of worship, in convenient and suitable places, within the premises, and of causing the same to be dedicated and consecrated according to the ecclesiastical laws of our kingdom of ENGLAND...
Page 127 - A court baron was held at the manor of St. Gabriel, on the 7th of March, 1656, by the steward of the lady of the manor, when one Martin Kirke took of the lady of the manor in full court, by delivery of the said steward, by the rod, according to the custom of the said manor, one messuage, &c., lying in the said manor, by the yearly rent of, Sec., and so the said Kirke, having done his fealty to the lady, was thereof admitted tenant.
Page 161 - For it hath been held that if an uninhabited country be discovered and planted by English subjects, all the English laws then in being, which are the birthright of every subject are immediately there in force. But this must be understood with very many and very great restrictions. Such colonists carry with them only so much of the English law as is applicable to their own situation and the condition of an infant colony.
Page 314 - Congress for building, at the continental expense, a fleet of sufficient force for the protection of these colonies, and for employing them in such manner and places as will most effectually annoy our enemies, and contribute to the common defence of these colonies...
Page 108 - Nevertheless, in all humble submission to his Majesty's pleasure, we resolve to keep and observe all good correspondence with them, no way doubting that they on their parts will not intrench upon the interests of this his Majesty's plantation.

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