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Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, George Edward Reed, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban
J. Severns & Company, 1900 - History
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A collection of documents supplementing the companion series known as "Colonial records," which contain the Minutes of the Provincial council, of the Council of safety, and of the Supreme executive council of Pennsylvania.

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Page 638 - V. That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community; and not for the particular emolument or advantage of any single man, family, or set of men, who are a part only of that community; and that the community hath an indubitable,
Page 965 - From the north-west angle of Nova Scotia, vizt: that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix river to the highlands, along the said highlands, which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river Lawrence from those which fall into the
Page 966 - bays, and creeks of all others of his Britannic Majesty's dominions in America; and that the American fishermen shall have liberty to dry and cure fish in any of the unsettled bays, harbours, and creeks, of Nova Scotia, Magdalen Island, and Labrador, so long as they shall remain unsettled; but
Page 966 - Bank, and on all the other Banks of Newfoundland; also in the Gulph of St. Lawrence, and all other places in the sea, where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish. And also, that the inhabitants of the United States shall have liberty to take
Page 967 - at such settlements, without a previous agreement for that purpose, with the inhabitants, proprietors, or possessors of the ground. Article 4th. It is agreed that the creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money, of all bona fide debts
Page 639 - of themselves, and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up: and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by the civil power. XIV. That a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles and a firm adherence to justice,
Page 248 - Hudson's Bay Company, as also all the Lands & Territories lying to the Westward of the Sources of the Rivers which fall into the Sea from the West and North West, as aforesaid; And We do hereby strictly forbid, on pain of Our displeasure, all our loving Subjects from making any purchases or Settlements whatever, or taking
Page 640 - thereby they may promote their own happiness. XVI. That the people have a right to assemble together to consult for- their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the legislature for redress of grievances by address, petition or remonstrance. CHAPTER II. Plan or
Page 966 - the line last mentioned, in the latitude of thirty one degrees north of the equator to the middle of the river Apalachicola or Catahouche; thence along the middle thereof to its junction with the Flint river; thence strait to the head of St. Mary's
Page 243 - which fall into the Sea; And also along the North Coast of the Bayedes Chaluers and the Coast of the Gulph of S't Lawrence to Cape Rosieres, and from thence crossing the Mouth of the River S't Lawrence by the West end of the Island of Anticosti, terminates at the aforesaid River of S't John.

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