The Writings of Samuel Adams: 1764-1769

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904 - United States
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Page 149 - The establishment of a Protestant Episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for : and it is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness, in order peaceably to enjoy their privileges, civil and religious : Their being threatened with the loss of both at once, must throw them into a very disagreeable situation. We hope in God such an establishment will never take place...
Page 188 - The house is fully satisfied, that your assembly is too generous and enlarged in sentiment to believe, that this letter proceeds from an ambition of taking the lead, or dictating to the other assemblies; they freely submit their opinion to the judgment of others ; and shall take it kind in your house to point out to them any thing further that may be thought necessary.
Page 65 - Thirdly, the supreme power cannot take from any man any part of his property without his own consent. For the preservation of property being the end of government, and that for which men enter into society, it necessarily...
Page 174 - I will maintain it to my last hour, — taxation and representation are inseparable; — this position is founded on the laws of nature ; it is more, it is itself an eternal law of nature ; for whatever is a man's own, is absolutely his own; no man hath a right to take it from him without his consent...
Page 196 - Majesty's dominions in America for making a more certain and adequate provision for defraying the charge of the administration of justice, and the support of civil government in such provinces where it shall be found necessary...
Page 192 - ... to make, ordain and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes and ordinances...
Page 269 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with the consent of Parliament, is against law.
Page 187 - They have also submitted to consideration, whether any people can be said to enjoy any degree of freedom, if the Crown, in addition to its undoubted authority of constituting a Governor, should...
Page 318 - 2. c. 2., and it is indeed a public allowance under due restrictions, of the natural right of resistance and selfpreservation, when the sanctions of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.
Page 24 - Resolved, That no man can justly take the property of another without his consent; and that upon this original principle, the right of representation in the same body which exercises the power of making laws for levying taxes, which is one of the main pillars of the British Constitution, is evidently founded.

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