Town and City Government in Providence

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Tibbitts & Preston, 1889 - 77 halaman
 

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Halaman 15 - We whose names are hereunder, desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise to subject ourselves in active or passive obedience to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major assent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incorporated together into a town fellowship, and such others whom they shall admit unto them, only in civil things.
Halaman 67 - Provided, that no person shall at any time be allowed to vote in the election of the city council of the city of Providence, or upon any proposition to impose a tax or for the expenditure of money in any town or city, unless he shall within the year next preceding, have paid a tax assessed upon his property therein, valued at least at one hundred and thirty-four dollars.
Halaman 20 - England, together with full power and authority to rule themselves, and such others as shall hereafter inhabit within any part of the said tract of land, by such a form of civil government, as by voluntary consent of all, or a greater part of them, they shall find most suitable to their estate and condition...
Halaman 19 - And whereas the said English, have represented their Desire to the said Earl, and Commissioners, to have their hopeful Beginnings approved and confirmed, by granting unto them a Free Charter of Civil Incorporation and Government; that they may order and govern their Plantation in such a Manner as to maintain Justice and peace, both among themselves, and towards all Men with whom they shall have to do.
Halaman 12 - It was laid to his charge, that being under question before the magistracy and churches for divers dangerous opinions, viz : 1. that the magistrate ought not to punish the breach of the first table, otherwise than in such cases as did disturb the civil peace ; 2.
Halaman 69 - ... joint meetings of the two boards. Each board shall keep a record of its own proceedings and judge of the election of its own members ; and in case of the failure of an election, or in case of any vacancy declared by either board, the mayor and aldermen shall order a new election.
Halaman 24 - And otherwise than thus, what is herein forbidden, all men may walk as their consciences persuade them, every one in the name of his God.
Halaman 24 - THAT THE FORME OF GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED IN PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS is DEMOCRATICALL ; THAT is TO SAY, A GOVERNMENT HELD BY YE FREE AND VOLUNTARIE CONSENT OF ALL, OR THE GREATER PARTE OF THE FREE INHABITANTS.
Halaman 32 - Each town was directed to choose surveyors of highways, " to provide carefully for the relief of the poor, to maintain the impotent and to employ the able," to appoint an overseer, military officers, and a town council to consist of six persons.
Halaman 41 - ... in our native country. We have not felt the new chains of the Presbyterian tyrants, nor in this colony have we been consumed by the over-zealous fire of the (so called) godly Christian magistrates.

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