Epitome of Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern History, Volume 2

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1883 - History - 618 pages
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Page 535 - ENACTED, that, On every Such trial, the jury sworn to try the issue may give a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter put in issue...
Page 553 - When they are contending for victory they avow their intention of enjoying the fruits of it. If they are defeated, they expect to retire from office. If they are successful, they claim, as a matter of right, the advantages of success. They see nothing wrong in the rule that to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy.
Page 418 - ... because it is the undoubted right of all Englishmen, by Magna Charta, to raise and dispose of money for the public service, of their own free accord, without compulsion.
Page 426 - The Suffolk convention resolved : " That no obedience is due from the province to either or any part of the said acts, but that they should be rejected as the attempts of a wicked administration to enslave America.
Page 348 - Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 385 - That king James II. having endeavoured to subvert the constitution of the kingdom, by breaking the original contract between king and people ; and having, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, violated the fundamental laws, and withdrawn himself out of the kingdom ; has abdicated the government, and that the throne is thereby vacant.
Page 560 - In 1870 the fifteenth amendment, completing the group, declared that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
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