The Writings of Samuel Adams: 1764-1769

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904
 

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Página 183 - British constitution; that it is an essential, unalterable right, in nature, engrafted into the British constitution, as a fundamental law, and ever held sacred and irrevocable by the subjects within the realm, that what a man has honestly acquired is absolutely his own, which he may freely give, but cannot be taken from him without his consent...
Página 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...
Página 186 - 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.
Página 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...
Página 24 - NCD 2. That our ancestors, who first settled these colonies, were, at the time of their emigration from the mother country, entitled to all the rights, liberties, and immunities of free and natural- born subjects, within the realm of England.
Página 17 - God and nature, divest them of those rights. " 3. 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.
Página 172 - 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...
Página 194 - 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...
Página 190 - ... to make, ordain and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes and ordinances...
Página 267 - 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.

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