Maryland Historical Magazine

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William Hand Browne, Louis Henry Dielman
Maryland Historical Society., 1921 - Maryland

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Page 348 - Compelled by dire necessity, either to surrender our properties, liberties, and lives, into the hands of a British king and parliament, or to use such means as will most probably secure to us and our posterity those invaluable blessings : " We, the Delegates of Maryland, in convention assembled, do declare, that the king of Great Britain has violated his compact with this people, and that they owe no allegiance to him.
Page 346 - That the people of this State ought to have the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof.
Page 341 - We farther instruct you. that you do not without the previous knowledge and approbation of the convention of this province, assent to any proposition to declare these colonies independent of the crown of Great Britain...
Page 347 - The leading principles of. the Declaration of Independence are these : That all men are created equal ; that all have a natural right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness ; that human governments are instituted for the sole purpose of securing the welfare of the people ; that the people have a natural right to alter their government whenever it becomes destructive of liberty ; that the government of George III. had become destructive of liberty; that the despotism of the...
Page 344 - Power of convening them at such Time as you think the members can be brought together. We wish to have the fair and uninfluenced sense of the People we have the Honour to represent in this most important and interesting affair and that it would be well if the Delegates to Convention were desired to endeavour to collect the opinion of the people at large in some manner or other previous to the meeting of Convention.
Page 180 - An Association in arms for the defense of the Protestant Religion, and for Asserting the Right of King William and Queen Mary to the Province of Maryland and all the English dominions.
Page 302 - I am going to give you may make some alterations in your plans, although disagreeable, I must impart it to you. My daughter, I am sorry to inform you, is much attached to and has engaged herself to, a young English gentleman of the name of Caton. I do sincerely wish...
Page 341 - ... a majority of the whole of you, if all shall be then attending in congress, it shall be thought absolutely necessary for the preservation of the liberties of the united colonies; and should a majority of the colonies in congress, against such your judgment, resolve...
Page 346 - States, in framing such further confederation between them, in making foreign alliances, and in adopting such other measures as shall be judged necessary for the preservation of their liberties; provided the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal polity and government of this colony be reserved to the people thereof.
Page 348 - To maintain inviolate our liberties, and to transmit them unimpaired to posterity, was our duty and first wish ; our next, to continue connected with, and dependent on Great Britain. For the truth of these assertions, we appeal to that Almighty Being who is emphatically styled the searcher of hearts, and from whose omniscience nothing is concealed. Relying on His divine protection and...

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