A Vindication of the Rev. Mr. Wesley's "Calm Address to Our American Colonies:": In Some Letters to Mr. Caleb Evans: by John Fletcher, ...

W. Whitestone, 1776 - 70 sider

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Side 15 - My position is this, — I repeat it — I will maintain to the last hour, taxation and representation are inseparable. This position is founded on the law of nature. It is more, it is in itself an eternal law of nature. For whatever is a man's own is absolutely his own. No man has a right to take it from him without his consent either expressed by himself or his representative. Whoever attempts to do this attempts an injury. Whoever does it, commits a robbery.
Side 41 - But when I came to the army, among Cromwell's soldiers, I found a new face of things, which I never dreamt of; I heard the plotting heads very hot upon that which intimated their intention to subvert both church and state.
Side 42 - They said, what were the lords of England but William the Conqueror's colonels? or the barons but his majors? or the knights but his captains?
Side 23 - Chester, and ordered commissioners to collect it there: as commissioners were ordered to collect it in other counties; but the palatinate refused to comply; they addressed the King by petition, setting forth, that the English Parliament had no right to tax them, that they had a Parliament of their own, that they had always taxed themselves, and therefore desired the King to order his commissioners not to proceed.
Side 10 - Submit yourfelves to every ordinance of man " for the Lord's fake : whether it be to the King " as fupreme ; or unto Governors, as unto them " that are fent by him for the punifhment of evil " doers, and for the praife of them that do well.
Side 15 - I will maintain it to my last hour, - taxation and representation are inseparable; this position is founded on the laws of nature; it is more, it is an eternal law of nature; for whatever is a man's own, is absolutely his own; no man has a right to take it from him without his consent, either expressed by himself or representative.15 After the repeal of the Stamp Act the Rockingham ministry began to disintegrate.
Side 46 - For if once legislation, the chief act of government, be denied to any part of government at all, and affirmed to belong to the people as such, who are no governors, all government will hereby be overthrown.
Side 41 - I perceived that they took the King for a tyrant and an enemy, and really intended absolutely to master him, or to ruin him ; and that they thought, that if they might fight against him, they might kill or conquer him...
Side 8 - All the inhabitants of the several districts ought to have a right of voting at the election of a representative, except such as are in so mean a situation as to be deemed to have no will of their own.
Side 15 - Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail ; our lips are our own : who is lord over us?

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