Union Pamphlets (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Union Pamphlets
Thefe advocates go farther, they deny that our confiitution is free, or that it is poﬂ'ible to enjoy liberty under it: I admit that this kingdom is depen dant on the crown of Britain, it is our boafi and hap pinefs that it is fo, but it is dependant only on the crown and not on the kingdom. The great feel of Eng land 13 neceﬂ'ary to our afis of legiﬂature, and they i'ay 'that feal is ared through a Britiib minifier, not amenable, to us, and therefore that we are dependant. The withholding the royal afl'ént is the only aft he can do contrary to our wiihes, and I bid every man 'recolleét whether it has been ever withheld to our in }ury, fince the conftitution of I 782, its happening is therefore almofi theoretical, and as no legiilature but our own, can make a law to bind na, we have only theoretic dependence, but praétical independence.
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