Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania: From the Organization to the Termination of the Proprietary Government. [Mar. 10, 1683-Sept. 27, 1775], Volume 2

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J. Severns, 1852 - Pennsylvania
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Page 57 - I do hereby grant and declare. That no Person or Persons, inhabiting in this province or Territories, who shall confess and acknowledge One almighty God, the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World; and profess him or themselves obliged to live quietly under the Civil Government, shall be in any Case molested or prejudiced, in his or their Person or Estate, because of his or their conscientious Persuasion or Practice, nor be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry,...
Page 38 - THAT no Person or Persons shall or may, at any Time hereafter, be obliged to answer any Complaint, Matter or Thing whatsoever, relating to Property, before the Governor and Council, or in any other Place, but in ordinary Course of Justice, unless Appeals thereunto shall be hereafter by Law appointed.
Page 58 - Offices, the Third Day after such Presentment, or else the First named in such Presentment, for each Office as aforesaid, shall stand and serve in that Office for the Time before respectively limited; and in case of Death or Default, such Vacancies shall be supplied by the Governor, to serve to the End of the said Term.
Page 59 - AND no Act, Law or Ordinance whatsoever, shall at any Time hereafter, be made or done, to alter, change or diminish the- Form or Effect of this Charter, or of any Part or Clause therein, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, without the Consent of the Governor for the Time being, and Six Parts of Seven of the Assembly met.
Page 60 - Charter of Liberties, set my Hand and broad Seal, this Twenty-eighth Day of October, in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and One, being the thirteenth Year of the Reign of King WILLIAM the Third, over England, Scotland, France and Ireland, &c. and the Twenty-first Year of my Government.
Page 58 - Assembly shall have power to choose a speaker and other their officers ; and shall be judges of the qualifications and elections of their own members ; sit upon their own adjournments ; appoint committees ; prepare bills in order to pass into laws; impeach criminals, and redress grievances ; and shall have all other powers and privileges...
Page 57 - And that all Persons who also profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, shall be capable (notwithstanding their other Perswasions and Practices in Point of Conscience and Religion to) serve this Government in any Capacity, both legislatively and executively...
Page 57 - ... nor shall he or she at any time be compelled to frequent or maintain any religious worship, place or ministry whatever, contrary to his or her mind ; but shall freely and fully enjoy his or her Christian liberty in that respect, without any interruption or reflection.
Page 35 - Assembly to take into their consideration, and they were pleased for the reasons then given to refer to this.

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