The Relations of Pennsylvania with the British Government, 1696-1765

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University of Pennsylvania, 1912 - Great Britain - 422 pages

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Page 332 - X. That as the profits of the trade of these colonies ultimately center in Great Britain, to pay for the manufactures which they are obliged to take from thence, they eventually contribute very largely to all supplies granted there to the crown.
Page 223 - Pennsylvania in 1682 stipulated that all officeholders and those who have the right to vote for the same "shall be such as profess faith in Jesus Christ." But provided that: ... all persons living in this province, who confess and acknowledge the one Almighty and eternal God to be the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the world...
Page 299 - ... advantage ; from one or other of which causes, the Assemblies of six out of seven colonies applied to, had granted no assistance to Virginia, when lately invaded by the French, though purposely convened, and the importance of the occasion earnestly urged upon them ; — considering moreover, that one principal encouragement to the French, in invading and insulting the British American dominions, was their knowledge of our disunited state, and of our weakness arising from such want of union...
Page 221 - coin money and regulate the value of foreign coins," and when they forbade the states to ''coin money, emit bills of credit, make anything but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts," or "pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts.
Page 329 - ... perhaps during another century. For the colonies, if so united, would have really been, as they then thought themselves, sufficient to their own defence, and being trusted with it as by the plan, an army from Britain for that purpose would have been unnecessary. The pretences for framing the Stamp Act would...
Page 22 - Three thousand miles of ocean lie between you and them. No contrivance can prevent the effect of this distance in weakening government. Seas roll, and months pass, between the order and the execution ; and the want of a speedy explanation of a single point is enough to defeat a whole system.
Page 205 - Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Page 19 - This board is a sort of temperate bed of influence; a sort of gently ripening hot-house, where eight members of parliament receive salaries of a thousand a year, for a certain given time, for doing little, in order to mature at a proper season, a claim to two thousand, to be granted for doing less, and on the credit of having toiled so long in that inferior laborious department.
Page 90 - The colonies are at so great a distance from England that the members of Parliament can generally have but little knowledge of their business, connections, and interests, but what is gained from...
Page 384 - Provinces they are sent to govern, have no estate, natural connexion, or relation there, to give them an affection for the country; that they come only to make money as fast as they can; are sometimes men of vicious characters and broken fortunes, sent by a Minister merely to get them out of the way...

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