Documents of the City of Boston, Volume 3

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Page 99 - The power we allude to is rather the police power, the power vested in the legislature by the constitution to make, ordain, and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws, statutes and ordinances, either with penalties or without, not repugnant to the constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of the commonwealth, and of the subjects of the same.
Page 92 - ... to state the rights of the colonists, and of this province in particular, as men, as Christians, and as subjects ; to communicate and publish the same to the several towns in this province and to the world, as the sense of this town, with the infringements and violations thereof that have been, or from time to time may be, made ; also requesting of each town a free communication of their sentiments on this subject.
Page 173 - An Act to discontinue, in such manner and for such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading or shipping of goods, wares, and merchandise at the town and within the harbor of Boston, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, in North America.
Page 96 - And further our will and pleasure is, and we do hereby for us, our heirs and successors, grant establish and ordain, that all and every of the subjects of us, our heirs and successors...
Page 15 - American experience table of mortality with interest at the rate of three and one-half per cent per annum...
Page 95 - the first fundamental positive law of all commonwealths or states is the establishing the legislative power; as the first fundamental natural law also, which is to govern even the legislative power itself, is the preservation of the society.
Page 27 - And her successor, King James the first, who had imbibed high notions of the divinity of regal sway, more than once laid it down in his speeches, that, " as it is atheism and blasphemy " in a creature to dispute what the Deity may do, so it " is presumption and sedition in a subject to dispute what " a king may do in the height of his power...
Page 95 - Province it is granted ordained and established (that it is declared as an original right) that there shall be liberty of conscience allowed in the worship of God, to all Christians except Papists, inhabiting or which shall inhabit or be resident within said Province or Territory.
Page 24 - A series of occurrences, many recent events, and especially the late journals of the house of lords, afford good reason to believe, that a deep-laid and desperate plan of imperial despotism has been laid, and partly executed, for the extinction of all civil liberty...
Page 141 - That the disposal of their own property is the inherent right of freemen ; that there can be no property in that which another can, of right, take from us without our consent ; that the claim of Parliament to tax America, is, in other words, a claim of right to levy contributions on us at pleasure.

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