Journals of the Continental Congress, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904 - United States
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Page 69 - And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening and preserving of the laws, Parliaments ought to be held frequently.
Page 130 - ... to that state in which both countries found happiness and prosperity, we have for the present only resolved to pursue the following peaceable measures: 1.
Page 110 - When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
Page 108 - The last right we shall mention, regards the freedom of the press. The importance of this consists, besides the advancement of truth, science, morality, and arts in general, in its diffusion of liberal sentiments on the administration of Government...
Page 71 - And they do claim, demand, and insist upon all and singular the premises, as their undoubted rights and liberties ; and that no declarations, judgments, doings or proceedings, to the prejudice of the people in any of the said premises, ought in any wise to be drawn hereafter into consequence or example...
Page 129 - CONGRESS. —Extracts From the Votes and Proceedings Of the American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September 1774.
Page 69 - That they are entitled to the benefit of such of the English statutes, as existed at the time of their colonization ; and which they have, by experience, respectively found to be applicable to their several local and other circumstances.
Page 73 - That the keeping a standing army in these Colonies, in times of peace, without the consent of the legislature of that Colony in which such army is kept, is against law.
Page 131 - EXTRACTS FROM THE VOTES and Proceedings of the American Continental Congress, Held at Philadelphia on the 5th of September, 1774. Containing the Bill of Rights, a List of Grievances, Occasional Resolves, the Association, an Address to the People of GreatBritain, and a Memorial to the Inhabitants of the British American Colonies. Published by order of the Congress. Philadelphia, Printed by William and Thomas Bradford, October 27th, 1774. [With the Supplement:] A Letter to the Inhabitants of the Province...
Page 69 - But from the necessity of the case, and a regard to the mutual interest of both countries, we cheerfully consent to the operation of such Acts of the British Parliament as are, bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members; excluding every idea of taxation internal and external, for raising a revenue on the subjects in America,...

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