Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Volume 18

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Rockwell and Churchill, city printers, 1887

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Halaman 87 - The power we allude to is rather the police power, the power vested in the legislature by the constitution to make, ordain, and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws, statutes and ordinances, either with penalties or without, not repugnant to the constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of the commonwealth, and of the subjects of the same.
Halaman 83 - Province it is granted ordained and established (that it is declared as an original right) that there shall be liberty of conscience allowed in the worship of God, to all Christians except Papists, inhabiting or which shall inhabit or be resident within said Province or Territory.
Halaman 129 - That the disposal of their own property is the inherent right of freemen ; that there can be no property in that which another can, of right, take from us without our consent ; that the claim of Parliament to tax America, is, in other words, a claim of right to levy contributions on us at pleasure.
Halaman 87 - ... or five of them at least, shall and may, from time to time, hold and keep a council, for the ordering and directing the affairs of the commonwealth, according to the laws of the land.
Halaman 81 - Voted, that there be so far a reconsideration of the Vote passed on the 5. of March last as that the Meeting to be called on the 5. of March ensuing be solely for the purpose of receiving the Report of the Committee appointed to procure an Orator to deliver an Oration on said Day, to perpetuate the Memory of the Boston Massacre — And that the Annual March Meeting, be appointed at the usual time, notwithstanding the Vote be referred to [363.] The Honble.
Halaman 83 - The first fundamental positive law of all Commonwealths or States, is the establishing the legislative power; as the first fundamental natural law also, which is to govern even the legislative power itself, is the preservation of the...
Halaman 127 - Voted, unanimously, That the thanks of the town be, and hereby are given to our worthy friends, the inhabitants of the town of Windham, in the colony of Connecticut, for the kind and generous assistance they have granted this town, under its present distress and calamity, in voluntarily sending two hundred and fifty-eight sheep, as a present for the relief of the poor, industrious...
Halaman 89 - ... to impose and levy proportionable and reasonable assessments, rates and taxes upon the estates and persons of all and every the proprietors and inhabitants...
Halaman 81 - Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
Halaman 223 - Congress, be advised, that in Case the Congress should think it necessary for the Safety of the United Colonies, to declare themselves independent on Great Britain, the Inhabitants of this Colony, with their Lives & the Remnant of their Fortunes, will most chearfully support them in the measure.

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