A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies: In North America and the West Indies, at the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America ...

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Pàgina 170 - his deceafe pretended to be, and took upon himfelf the ftyle and title of King of England, by the name of James the Third, or of Scotland by the name of James the Eighth, or the ftyle and title of King of Great Britain, hath any right
Pàgina 152 - unto them, fuch oath or oaths as are ufually given for the due execution and performance of offices and places, and for the clearing of truth in judicial caufes. And we do hereby give and grant unto you full power and authority, where you
Pàgina 152 - fee caufe* or fhall judge any offender or offenders in criminal matters, or for any fines or forfeitures due unto us, fit objects of our mercy, to pardon all fuch offenders, and to remit all fuch offences, fines, and forfeitures, treafon and wilful murder only excepted; in which cafes, you fhall
Pàgina 170 - I AB do fwear, That I do from my heart abhor, deteft and abjure, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and pofition, that Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, may be depofed or murdered by their fubjects, or any other whatfoever. And I do declare, That no foreign Prince, Perfon, Prelate, State, or Potentate, hath, or ought
Pàgina 172 - I AB do declare, That I do believe that there is not any tranfubftantiation in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or in the elements of bread and wine,- at or after the confecration thereof by any perfon whatfoever*
Pàgina 151 - your government, as you and they fhall think fit and neceflary for the hearing and determining of all caufes, as well criminal as civil, according to law and equity, and for awarding execution thereupon ; with all reafonable and neceflary powers, authorities, fees, and privileges belonging thereunto : as
Pàgina 10 - But in conquered or ceded countries, that have already laws of their own, the King may indeed alter and change thofe laws; but till he does actually change them, the ancient laws of the country remain, unlefs fuch as are againft the law of God
Pàgina 12 - driving out the natives (with what natural juftice I fhall not at prefent enquire), or by treaties: and therefore the common law of England, as fuch, has no .allowance or authority there, they being no part of the Mother Country, 'but diftinct (though dependent) dominions. They are
Pàgina 146 - As alfo, that you make and fubfcribe the declaration mentioned in an Aft of Parliament made in the twentyfifth year of the reign of King Charles* the Second, intituled, " An Aft for preventing dangers which " may happen from Popifh recufants." And likewife, that you take the
Pàgina 156 - of the government, and not otherwife. And we do hereby likewife give and grant unto you full power and authority, by and with the advice and confent of our faid Council, to fettle and agree with the inhabitants of our province 'and territories aforefaid, for fuch lands, tenements, and hereditaments, as now are, or hereafter

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