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J. Almon, 1768

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Page 360 - That levying money for or to the use of the Crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 211 - Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Page 357 - That we will not import, on our own account, or on commissions or purchase of any who shall import from any other colony in America, from January 1769, to January 1770, any tea, glass, paper, or other goods commonly imported from Great Britain.
Page 286 - They are the subjects of this kingdom, equally entitled with yourselves to all the natural rights of mankind, and the peculiar privileges of Englishmen. Equally bound by its laws, and equally participating of the constitution of this free country, the Americans are the sons — not the bastards of England.
Page 34 - On th' other side up rose Belial, in act more graceful and humane; A fairer person lost not Heav'n ; he seem'd For dignity compos'd and high exploit: But all was false and hollow ; though his Tongue Dropt Manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest Counsels: for his thoughts were low; To vice industrious, but to Nobler deeds Timorous and slothful : yet he pleas'd the ear, And with persuasive accent thus began.
Page 142 - Excellency must know that the resolve is, to speak in the language of the common law, not now executory, but to all intents and purposes executed. If, as is most probable, by the word rescinding is intended the passing a vote in direct and express disapprobation of the measure taken by the former house, as illegal, inflammatory, and tending to promote unjustifiable combinations against his majesty's peace, crown, and dignity...
Page 115 - I shall pass over,) open avowed publications which have been judicially noticed, and may therefore be mentioned, have endeavoured to influence or intimidate the court, and...
Page 32 - ... that his outlawry muft be reverfed." The Attorney-General then in fupport of the outlawry entered upon a very long argument, to which no one of Mr. Wilkes's council replied. The Judges afterwards delivered their opinions very fully, and were unanimous that the outlawry was illegal, and muft be reverfed. Their Lordfhips differed as to their reafons, but all concurred in the reverfal, and the irregularity of the procedings.
Page 335 - America, and in one! of them proceeding even to afts of violence, and of refiftance to the execution of the law ; the capital town of which colony appears, by late advices, to be in a ftate of difobedience to all law and government, and has proceeded to meafures fubverfive of the conftitution, and attended with circumftances that manifeft a difpofition to throw off their dependence on Great Britain.
Page 357 - That we will not send for or import from Great Britain, either upon our own account, or upon commission, this fall, any other goods than what are already ordered for the fall supply.

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