A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. [1st Ed.] Volume 5

A History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent. [1st Ed.] Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...of America by the British parliament to be "subversive of the fundamental principles of the constitution," and dangerous in its example to the empire at home. But if the people could enjoy "their undoubted rights," "their connection with Britain, the seat of liberty, would be their greatest happiness." The people of North Carolina, in an address of the assembly, claimed the inherent right and exclusive privilege of imposing their own taxes. But they went no further than to appoint a committee to express their concurrence with the province of Massachusetts.1 At that time, the Assembly of Massachusetts, in the vain hope of being heard by the House of ComChap. mons, yielded to the persuasions of Hutchinson, and vL, consented to plead for the liberties and privileges 1764. long enjoyed without making the claim of right; and invited England to be content with the advantages of confining their trade. So strong was the desire to put aside, if it were possible, the approaching conflict. Connecticut, in a methodical statement, with divisions and subdivisions, and a just enumeration of its services in the war, demonstrated, that charging stamp duties, or other internal duties, by authority of parliament, would be such an infringement of the rights, privileges, and authorities of the colonies, that it might be humbly and firmly trusted, and even relied upon, that the supreme guardians of the liberties of the subject would not suffer the same to be done." 1 Martin's History of North Carolina, ii. 188. In the midst of the strife about taxation, Colden planned the prostration of the influence of the lawyers, and great landholders, by insisting that in all cases, even in the common law courts, from the verdict of a jury and without a writ of error, there lay...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236657053