The colonies under the House of Hanover

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Holt, 1907 - United States
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Page 461 - Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Page 135 - If people should not be called to account for possessing the people with an ill opinion of the government, no government can subsist. For it is very necessary for all governments that the people should have a good opinion of it...
Page 58 - Point, situate upon the bay aforesaid, near the river Wighco, on the west, unto the main ocean on the east ; and between that boundary on the south, unto that part of the Bay of Delaware on the north, which lieth under the fortieth degree of north latitude from the {equinoctial, where New England is terminated...
Page 450 - Charters, should be represented by our Governor as an Act that might have a Tendency to alienate the Affections of the People of this Province from his Majesty's Person and Government, and thereby greatly obstruct the Measures he is taking, at a vast Expence, for the Preservation and Protection of his Subjects upon this Continent.
Page 458 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Page 447 - We have a general most judiciously chosen for being disqualified for the service he is employed in in almost every respect.
Page 97 - ... for some years last past, have attempted, by unwarrantable practices, to weaken, if not cast off the obedience they owe to the crown, and the dependence which all colonies ought to have on their mother country.
Page 443 - That for these purposes they have power to make laws, and lay and levy such general duties, imposts, or taxes, as to them shall appear most equal and just (considering the ability and other circumstances of the inhabitants in the several colonies,) and such as may be collected with the least inconvenience to the people; rather discouraging luxury, than loading industry with unnecessary burthens...
Page 473 - Subercase replied that he was ready to listen to proposals ; the firing stopped, and within twenty-four hours the terms were settled. The garrison were to march out with the honors of war, and to be carried in English ships to Rochelle or Rochefort. The inhabitants within three miles of the fort were to be permitted to remain, if they chose to do so, unmolested, in their homes during two years, on taking an oath of allegiance and fidelity to the Queen. Two hundred provincials marched to the fort...
Page 134 - ... it is not the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying: No! It may in its consequence affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the main of America. It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty...

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