The Indian Decisions (Old Series)

The Indian Decisions (Old Series)

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...though it formed the foundation of their Government." Tne assembly appears to have subsequently assumed a veto over the Governor's power of taxation. Charles the First however issued a new and more arbitrary commission for the Government of the Virginians. " Invested thus," says the historian, "with legislative power, and authorised to 896 impose taxes, the Governor and Council ruled the Virginians as a conquered people, till towards the commencement of the civil wars--" When treating of the early history of Maryland, and the conduct of Charles the First; " The charters of his reign were dictated by a knowledge of the law, as it was then understood by those who gave advice to the Crown: establishing regulations, since he was supposed to possess legislative authority, and granting exemptions, as he actually exercised the power of taxation." After describing events which followed the English Restoration in Massachusetts and the general improvidence of those days in the Government of the colonies, Chalmers takes occasion to sneer at the impeachment of Clarendon for arbitrary measures by the Commons: he says, " This memorable accusation is supposed to have originated from the Chancellor's concurring in a resolution to introduce into Jamaica the modes of Ireland with regard to the making of laws and the granting of money, sincethe assembly had been found, even in those days, refractory." James the Second established in 1866 an arbitrary polity in New England, whereby " he invested all jurisdiction in a Governor-General and legislative council; who were empowered to make laws and to execute them, to impose taxes and to compel payment." Afterwards under William the Third this...show more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 971g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883144
  • 9781236883148