Transactions of the Historical Society of Berks County, Volume 1

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The Society, 1904 - Local history
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Page 22 - As every freeman, to preserve his independence (if without a sufficient estate), ought to have some profession, calling, trade or farm, whereby he may honestly subsist, there can be no necessity for nor use in establishing offices of profit, the usual effects of which are dependence and servility, unbecoming freemen, in the possessors...
Page 22 - ... among the people. But, if any man is called into public service, to the prejudice of his private affairs, he has a right to a reasonable compensation ; and whenever an office, through increase of fees or otherwise, becomes so profitable as to occasion many to apply for it, the profits ought to be lessened by the legislature.
Page 32 - Pleasure thereupon expressed, the said Act is hereby confirmed, finally enacted, and ratified accordingly. Whereof the Governor, or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Province of South Carolina for the Time being, and all others whom it may concern, are to take Notice, and govern themselves accordingly.
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