The Loyalists of America and Their Times: from 1620-1816, Volume 1

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W. Briggs, 1880 - American loyalists
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Contents

Massachusetts Bay rulers the aggressors throughout review of the controversy
76
More despotism practised in Massachusetts Bay than was ever practised in
82
The parliamentary authority declared in this ordinance and acknowledged
88
How their appeal to England was defeated
98
Petition of the Massachusetts Bay Court to the Long Parliament in 1651
108
Letters of remonstrance against these persecutions by the distinguished
116
Summary of the first thirty years of the Massachusetts Bay Government
122
CHAPTER V
130
When and under what circumstances the Massachusetts Bay Government pro
132
The Kings Puritan Councillors and kindly feelings for the Colony of Massa
138
On account of the complaints and representations made to England the King
145
They address the King and enclose copies of their address with letters
152
Letters of Lord Clarendon and the Honourable Robert Boyle to the Massachu
160
The Kings reply to the long address or petition of the Massachusetts
166
Royal Charters to Connecticut and Rhode Island in 1663 with remarks upon
172
The narrative of the discussion of questions between Charles the Second and
178
Statements of Hutchinson and Neal in regard to such persecutions and remon
185
Nineteen years evasions and disregard of the conditions on which the King
193
Recapitulation manner of extending the territory and jurisdiction so as to
200
The Massachusetts Bay Court refuse the proposed conditions of perpetuating
206
Results of the fall of the Charter death of Charles the Second proclamation
212
They promptly proclaim King James the Second take the oath of allegiance
226
How the second Charter was prepared and granted Dr Increase Mather first
233
The spirit of the old leaven of bigotry still surviving and stung with the facts
239
Encroachments of the French on the British Colonies from 1748 to 1756
243
Debts incurred by the New England Colonics in the Indian Wars issue
247
Contests chiefly between the Colonists the French and the Indians from
250
Generals Abercrombie and Loudon at Albany hesitate and delay while
258

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Page 413 - That the foundation of English liberty, and of all free government, is a right in the people to participate in their legislative council...
Page 489 - He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining, in the meantime, exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
Page 490 - He has constrained our fellow-citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
Page 490 - For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies...
Page 153 - Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth : evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him. 12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.
Page 234 - And further, full power and authority are hereby given and granted to the said General Court from time to time to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes and ordinances...
Page 497 - With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties ; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves.
Page 321 - At the same time let the sovereign authority of this country over the colonies be asserted in as strong terms as can be devised, and be made to extend to every point of legislation whatsoever. That we may bind their trade, confine their manufactures, and exercise every power whatsoever, except that of taking their money out of their pockets without their consent.
Page 417 - You have been told that we are seditious, impatient of government and desirous of independency. Be assured that these are not facts, but calumnies. — Permit us to be as free as yourselves, and we shall ever esteem a union with you to be our greatest glory and our greatest happiness...
Page 423 - When your lordships look at the papers transmitted us from America, when you consider their decency, firmness, and wisdom, you cannot but respect their cause, and wish to make it your own.

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