Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 10

Collections of the New York Historical Society; The John Watts de Peyster Publication Fund Series Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... the Possession of the Oflice. But the Declaration even with Respect to the Salary, for as to Perquisites or EnzoZu--ments it is altogether Silent, goes no further than to reserve the Disposal of a Moiety to the Ifing hz'msel_/-; without the most Distant allusion to his successors for whose Benefit no manner of Provision is made. This alone on the Principle that the Title of the Defendant, must be liberally expounded will Prove an invincible obstacle to his Majesty's Claim, if it rests singly on this Declaration; and as we shall clearly shew, no Prince since the Rei n of King William, has thought proper to embrace t e same advantage. But before we proceed to this capital and leading Principle of our Defense, we shall briefly enforce the next cause in order (to wit) " Because, Secondly, the efficacy of the said Declaration, if any it ever had, altogether ceased and expired with the Life of the said late King William; nor ever since hath been, nor now is, of any force or Validity." If My Lord the supposed Establishment is unsupported by any thing but the Declaration----If it never was confirmed by subsequent Instructions, this cause 0 Demurrer must be self-evident. ' The Declaration was no more than a verbal Direction of his Majesty, without the advice of Privy Council, unauthenticated by any Seal or even the Sign l'Ianual--hastily and inarfificlerztlg communicated by lVIr. Blaithwait at the Treasury Board. From the Vatnre of the Thing it could not have been intended as a j)er//nanent Establz'shment for according to the Cz'rcnmstances of the Colony and the State of the Revenue from which the Salary was supplied, must such disposal have been just or unjust, suitable or inexpedient, and consequently have more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849019
  • 9781236849014