A New American Biographical Dictionary; Or Remembrancer of the Departed Heroes, Sages and Statesmen of America (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from A New American Biographical Dictionary; Or Remembrancer of the Departed Heroes, Sages and Statesmen of America
But why should'we enumerate our injuries in detail? By one statute it is declared, that parliament can of right make laws to bind us in all cases whatsoever. What is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited a power? Not a single man of those who assume it, is chosen by us'; or is subject to our control or inﬂuence; but, on the contrary, they are all of them exempt from the operation of such laws; and an American revenue, if not diverted from the ostensible purposes for which it is raised, would actually lighten their ov'vn burdens in proportion as they increase ours. We saw the misery to which such despotism would reduce us. We for ten years incessantly and ineﬂ'ectually besieged the throne as supplicants; we reasoned, we remonstrated with par liament in the most mild and decent language.
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