Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Page 284 - ... commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And, for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. The foregoing Declaration was, by order of Congress, engrossed, and signed by the following members...
Page 66 - The Administration of Justice in the Province, including the Constitution, Maintenance, and Organization of Provincial Courts, both of Civil and of Criminal Jurisdiction, and including Procedure in Civil Matters in those Courts.
Page 279 - Resolved, That the Declaration, passed on the fourth, be fairly engrossed on parchment, with the title and style of ' THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ' ; and that the same, when engrossed be signed by every member of Congress.
Page 284 - Resolved, That copies of the Declaration be sent to the several assemblies, conventions, and committees, or councils of safety, and to the several commanding officers of the continental troops ; that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the army.
Page 26 - And that the private property of the subjects or citizens of a belligerent on the high seas shall be exempted from seizure by public armed vessels of the other belligerent, except it be contraband.
Page 225 - Projection for Erecting a Bank of Credit in Boston, New England, Founded on Land Security...
Page 147 - The Dearborns; a discourse commemorative of the eightieth anniversary of the occupation of Fort Dearborn, and the first settlement at Chicago; read before the Chicago historical society, Tuesday, Dec.
Page 197 - Assembly, or council, exercise the powers of government, until a governor, of his Majesty's appointment, will consent to govern the Colony according to its Charter.
Page 296 - That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states ; and that all political connection between us and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.
Page 289 - AMERICA, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED. When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws...

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