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Wonderful four volume set with lots of maps and reproductions of historical documents, including lengthy excerpts from descriptions of early wars with the Indians, and French. Read full review
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Page 617 - That the laws made by them for the purposes aforesaid shall not be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable to the laws of England, and shall be transmitted to the King in Council for approbation, as soon as may be after their passing; and if not disapproved within three years after presentation, to remain in force.
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Page 615 - That after the first three years, when the proportion of money arising out of each Colony to the general treasury can be known, the number of members to be chosen for each Colony shall, from time to time, in all ensuing elections, be regulated by that proportion...
Page 617 - That in case of the death of the president general, the speaker of the grand council for the time being shall succeed, and be vested with the same powers and authorities, to continue till the king's pleasure be known.
Page 373 - Hanks, for which a license has issued, now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue in law.
Page 998 - Whereas there was this Day read at the Board a Report from the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for plantation affairs dated the fifth of this Instant in the words following viz'.
Page 616 - That for these purposes they have power to make laws and lay and levy such general duties, imposts or taxes, as to them shall appear most equal and just (considering the ability and other circumstances of the inhabitants in the several colonies), and such as may be collected with the least inconvenience to the people, rather discouraging luxury, than loading industry with unnecessary burthens...
Page 1091 - To the honorable the Legislature of the state of New- York in Senate and Assembly convened. The petition of John Fitch, of Bucks county in the state of Pennsylvania, humbly sheweth.
Page 1089 - ... that the discovery is of vast importance, may be of the greatest usefulness in our inland navigation ; and if it succeeds, of which I have no doubt, the value of it is greatly enhanced by the simplicity of the work, which, when explained, may be executed by the most common mechanic.