Re-dedication of the Old State House, Boston, July 11, 1882

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order of the City council, 1885 - Old State House (Boston, Mass.) - 216 pages
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Page 82 - If the Lieutenant-Governor or Colonel Dalrymple, or both together, have authority to remove one regiment, they have authority to remove two, and nothing short of the total evacuation of the town by all the regular troops, will satisfy the public mind or preserve the peace of the province.
Page 70 - Hutchinson at their head, as Chief Justice, all arrayed in their new, fresh, rich robes of scarlet English broadcloth; in their large cambric bands and immense judicial wigs.
Page 75 - That all Acts made by any Power whatever, other than the General Assembly of this Province, imposing Taxes on the Inhabitants, are Infringements of our inherent and unalienable Rights as Men and British Subjects; and render void the most valuable Declarations of our Charter.
Page 38 - Sir William arrives in the Nonsuch Frigat: Candles are lighted before He gets into Townhouse. Eight Companies wait on Him to his house, and then on Mr. [Increase] Mather to his. Made no volleys because 'twas Satterday night.
Page 169 - Towne, also in the same building or the like there may be a convenient roome for a Library & a gallery or some other handsome roome for the Elders to meete in & conferr together when they have occasion to come to the towne for any such ende, as I perceive they have many, Then in the same building there may be also a roome for an Armory to...
Page 67 - Pownall was the most constitutional and national Governor, in my opinion, who ever represented the crown in this province. He engaged in no intrigues, he favored no conspiracies against the liberties of America." and his generally subservient Council could listen to the applause which greeted the impassioned eloquence of the popular leaders of the Representatives in the adjoining hall, as they gradually developed the ideas of "No representation, no taxation," and "No representation, no legislation,"...
Page 71 - I ever saw; the colors of the royal ermines and long flowing robes were the most glowing, the figures the most noble and graceful, the features the most distinct and characteristic, far superior to those of the King and Queen of France in the Senate Chamber of Congress — these were worthy of the pencils of Rubens and Vandyke. There was no painter in England capable of them at that time. They had been sent over without frames in Governor Pownall's time, but he was no admirer of Charles or James....
Page 71 - Otis was a flame of fire ; with a promptitude of classical allusions, a depth of research, a rapid summary of historical events and dates, a profusion of legal authorities, a prophetic glance of his eyes into futurity, and a rapid torrent of impetuous eloquence, he hurried away all before him. American Independence was then and there born.
Page 39 - The good lady, proprid virtute, granted and signed a warrant for the said woman's discharge, which was obeyed by the keeper, and the woman lives still, for aught I know. Truly I did not believe this story, till I saw a copy of the mittimus and discharge under the keeper's hand, attested a true copy, for which discovery the keeper was discharged from his trust, and put out of his employment, as he himself told me.
Page 91 - The Commander in Chief finding, notwithstanding the orders that have been given to forbid Plundering, Houses have been forced open and Robbed. He is therefore under the necessity of declaring to the Troops that the first Soldier who is caught Plundering will be hanged on the Spot.

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