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Page 298 - That we do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people ; — are, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and selfgoverning association, under the control of no power, other than that of our God, and the general government of the Congress ; — to the maintenance of which independence, we solemnly pledge to each other, our mutual cooperation, our lives, our fortunes, and our most sacred honor.
Page 306 - Resolved That we the citizens of Mecklenburg County do hereby dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the mother country and hereby absolve ourselves from all allegiance to the British Crown and abjure all political connection contract or association with that nation who have wantonly trampled on our rights and liberties and inhumanly shed the blood of American patriots at Lexington.
Page 182 - Acts of the British Parliament, until a reconciliation between Great Britain and America, on constitutional principles, (which we most ardently desire,) can be obtained; and that we will in all things follow the advice of our General Committee, respecting the purposes aforesaid, the preservation of peace and good order, and the safety of individuals and private property.
Page 307 - Officer in this county is hereby reinstated in his former command and authority, he acting conformably to these regulations. And that every member present of this delegation shall henceforth be a civil officer, viz, a justice of the peace in the character of a "committee man...
Page 90 - Cornbury, our captain general and governor in chief, in and over our province of Nova-Caesaria, or New-Jersey, in America. Given at our court at St. James's, the sixteenth day of November, 1702, in the first year of our reign.
Page 298 - ... 4. Resolved, that as we now acknowledge the existence and control of no law or legal officer, civil or military, within this county, we do hereby ordain and adopt as a rule of life all, each and every of our former laws — wherein nevertheless the Crown of Great Britain never can be considered as holding rights, privileges, immunities, or authority therein.
Page 13 - Williamson, now probably dead, whose memory did not recollect, in the history he has written of North Carolina, this gigantic step of its county of Mecklenburg.
Page 307 - Committeeman," to issue process, hear and determine all matters of controversy, according to said adopted laws, and to preserve peace, union and harmony in said county ; — and to use every exertion to spread the love of country and fire of freedom throughout America, until a more general and organized government be established in this province.
Page 3 - But if really taken from the Raleigh Register, who is the narrator, and is the name subscribed real, or is it as fictitious as the paper itself?