History of Westchester County: New York, Including Morrisania, Kings Bridge, and West Farms, which Have Been Annexed to New York City, Volume 1, Part 1 (Google eBook)

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John Thomas Scharf
L. E. Preston & Company, 1886 - Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
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Page 339 - ... independent States ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown ; and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. " That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign alliances. " That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective colonies, for their consideration and approbation.
Page 82 - To BE HELD of us our Heirs and Successors as of our Manor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free and Common Soccage and not in Capite or by Knights Service.
Page 214 - ... whose business it shall be attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching this association; and when it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of a majority of any such committee, that any person within the limits of their appointment has violated this association, that such majority do forthwith cause the truth of the case to be published in the Gazette, to the end that all such foes to the rights of British America may be publicly known, and universally contemned as the enemies...
Page 79 - An Act for taking away the Court of wards and liveries and tenures in capite, and by knights service, and purveyance, and for settling a revenue upon his Majesty in lieu thereof...
Page 143 - Given under my hand and the seal of office of the Secretary of State...
Page 357 - Britain, aud it is necessary that " the exercise of every kind of authority under the " said Crown should be totally suppressed, and all the "powers of Government exerted under the authority " of the people of the Colonies...
Page 88 - Baptist, at the instance of the great men of the realm granted, provided, and ordained, that from henceforth it shall be lawful to every freeman to sell at his own pleasure his lands and tenements or part of them, so that the feoffee shall hold the same lands or tenements of the chief lord of the same fee, by such service and customs as his feoffor held before.
Page 372 - July last past, unanimously resolve that the reasons assigned by the Continental Congress for declaring the united colonies free and independent states are cogent and conclusive ; and that, while we lament the cruel necessity which has rendered that measure unavoidable, we approve the same, and will, at the risk of our lives and fortunes, join with the other colonies in supporting it.
Page 199 - Continent, to consult together on the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Difficulties to which they are and must be reduced, by the Operation of the Acts of Parliament...
Page 360 - Congress, be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, absolved from all allegiance to or dependence upon the Crown or Parliament of Great Britain, and that they give the assent of this Colony to such declaration, and to whatever measures may be thought proper and necessary by the Congress for forming foreign alliances, and a confederation of the Colonies...

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