Historical Collections of the Essex Institute

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Page 161 - Let these truths be indelibly impressed on our minds — that we cannot be happy without being free — that we cannot be free without being secure in our property — that we cannot be secure in our property, if, without our consent others may, as by right, take it away — that taxes imposed on us by parliament do thus take it away — that duties laid for the sole purpose of raising money are taxes — that attempts to lay such duties should be instantly and firmly opposed...
Page 97 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 135 - Smith, who was on this coast as early as 1614, "to pull up twopence, sixpence, and twelvepence, as fast as you can haul and veer a line?" "And what sport doth yield a more pleasing content, and less hurt or charge, than angling with a hook, and crossing the sweet air from isle to isle, over the silent streams of a calm sea.
Page 196 - ... were determined to be peaceable spectators of this extraordinary movement; immediately on the approach of Colonel Smith with the detachment under his command they dispersed: But the detachment, seeming to thirst for BLOOD, wantonly rushed on, and first began the hostile scene by firing on this small party...
Page 98 - London, and, being at first approved by some and disliked by others, by argument and disputation it grew to be more vulgar; insomuch that, some men showing some good affection to the work, and offering the help of their purses if fit men might be procured to go over, inquiry was made whether any would be willing to engage their persons in the voyage.
Page 99 - Governor and company, and their successors; and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute or repeal such laws, statutes, orders and ordinances, forms and ceremonies of government and magistracy as to them shall seem meet for the good and welfare of the said company...
Page 197 - Retreat, the whole of the Way from Concord to Charlestown, is almost beyond description — such as, plundering and burning of Dwelling-Houses, and other Buildings, driving into the Street Women in Child-Bed, killing Old Men in their Houses unarmed...
Page 195 - A narrative of the excursion and ravages of the King's troops under the command of General Gage, on the nineteenth of April, 1775. Together with the depositions taken by order of Congress, to support the truth of it.
Page 196 - Farm in Cambridge, and were proceeding on their Way with a brisk pace towards Concord (as the inhabitants supposed) to take or destroy a quantity of stores deposited there for the use of the colony; sundry peaceable inhabitants having the same night been taken, held by force, and otherwise abused on the road, by some officers of General Gage's army, which caused a just alarm to the people, and a suspicion that some fatal design was immediately to be put in execution against them. This small party...
Page 132 - moved the House that leave might be given to hang up the representation of a Cod Fish in the room where the House sit, as a memorial of the importance of the Cod Fishery to the welfare of this Commonwealth as had been usual formerly.

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