Select Letters on the Trade and Government of America; Written by Governor Bernard, at Boston,

Select Letters on the Trade and Government of America; Written by Governor Bernard, at Boston,

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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. 1774 edition. Excerpt: ...taxes, and there are no taxes left for the distinction to operate upon. This is not a sictitious argument, but a real one, now urged and insisted upon as the terms of a good agreement between Great Britain and her Colonies. For proof of which, I reser your Lordlhip to the Farmer's Letters, in which you will sind the whole of this argument laid either positively or consequentially. What then shall be done? (hall the Parliament make a new declarative Act? see! here are counter declarations to the former Act. Shall they take no notice of these 'American pretensions? they will then be consirmed ir# the minds of the Americans, and become really what they they ire now proclaimed to be, a Bill of American Rights. The right way to get rid of these difficulties, which have arose out of the political dissensions at Westminster, is to allow the Americans to fend Representatives. This will be a full answer to all their pretensions: it has been for some time past expedient; it is riow become; necessary In one of the heWs-papers, inclosed with this, is a speech, said to have been spoke in the House of Lords, which has been reprinted from a London Pamphlet. The whole argument of this does hot tend to shew that the Americans ought not to be taxed; but that, previously to their being taxed, they ought to bs allowed to send Representatives. This has been extremely well received here, although the conclusion is for an American representation. If this was really a speech of a Lord of that House, it might have been properly answered by admitting the conclusion, and thereby avoiding a dispute about the premises. If the Americans should be allowed Representatives, it would become a question merely speculative, whether Representation is nec-ssary to taxation or...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236513355
  • 9781236513359