History of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1770: Consisting of the Narrative of the Town, the Trial of the Soldiers: and a Historical Introduction, Containing Unpublished Documents of John Adams, and Explanatory Notes

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J. Munsell, 1870 - Boston Massacre, 1770 - 291 pages
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Page 123 - Labourer, not having the fear of God before their Eyes but being moved and Seduced by the instigation of the Devil...
Page 268 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 268 - Majesty's realms and dominions, the sole supreme government, command, and disposition of the militia, and of all forces by sea and land, and of all forts and places of strength, is, and by the laws of England ever was the undoubted right of his Majesty, and his royal predecessors, kings and queens of England ; and that both, or either of the houses of parliament cannot, nor ought to pretend to the same...
Page 259 - Tis void of desire and fear, lust and anger. 'Tis mens sine affectu; written reason; retaining some measure of the divine perfection. It does not enjoin that which pleases a weak, frail man, but without any regard to persons, commands that which is good, and punishes evil in all, whether rich or poor, high or low, — 'Tis deaf, inexorable, inflexible.
Page 123 - Killroy, William Warren, John Carrol, and Hugh Montgomery, soldiers in his Majesty's 29th regiment of foot, for the murder of Crispus Attucks, Samuel Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, and Patrick Carr, on Monday evening...
Page 2 - Blandishments," said that distinguished son of genius and patriotism, "will not fascinate us, nor will threats of a halter intimidate; for, under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.
Page 266 - Forster ; for he concludes with saying, that when the law is clear, the Jury, under the direction of the Court, in point of law may, and if they are well advised will, always find a general verdict conformably to such directions.
Page 242 - It would be endless, as well as superfluous, to examine whether every particular person engaged in a riot, were in truth one of the first assembly or actually had a previous knowledge of the design thereof.
Page 244 - England, &c., and sure a man ought to be concerned for magna charta and the laws ; and if any one against the law imprisons a man, he is an offender against magna charta.
Page 249 - To what I have offered with regard to sudden rencounters, let me add, that the blood already too much heated, kindleth afresh at every pass or blow. And in the tumult of the passions, in which mere instinct self-preservation has no inconsiderable share, the voice of reason is not heard ; and therefore the law, in condescension to the infirmities of flesh and blood, doth extenuate the offence.

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