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" That the respective colonies are entitled to the common law of England, and more especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage, according to the course of that law. "
The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ... - Page 47
by John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
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Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity

Liah Greenfeld - History - 1992 - 581 pages
...entitled to a free and exclusive power of legislation in their several provincial legislatures . . . 5. That the respective colonies are entitled to the common law of England . . . 6. That they are entitled to the benefit of such of the English statutes as existed at the time...
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Constitutional History of the American Revolution: The Authority of Rights

John Phillip Reid - History - 2003 - 374 pages
...would not have been possible had Great Britain not maintained a standing army in North America. 5. That the respective colonies are entitled to the common...the vicinage, according to the course of that law. 6. That they are entitled to the benefit of such of the English statutes, as existed at the time of...
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Verdict: Assessing the Civil Jury System

Robert E. Litan - Law - 2011 - 542 pages
...interfered with the selection of jurymen in Massachusetts. The fifth resolution of the congress stated, "The respective colonies are entitled to the common...the vicinage according to the course of that law. "67 Concern about jury trials was reiterated by the Second Continental Congress, whose Declaration...
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America's British Culture

Russell Kirk - Social Science - 1993 - 122 pages
...came to be regarded as higher law . . .3 gress' Declaration and Resolves (14 October 1774) "Resolved, that the respective colonies are entitled to the common...inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of that vicinage, according to the course of that law."4 The Patriots were asserting their claim to enjoy...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - History - 1996 - 416 pages
...of English liberty," was the "right in the people to participate in their legislative council . . . and more especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by your peers of the vicinage."104 These elements, then, were emphasized in early as well as later characterizations...
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The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism

Bradford P. Wilson, Ken Masugi - Law - 1998 - 298 pages
...Resolves" of the First Continental Congress, who resolved "That the respective colonies are entided to the common law of England, and more especially...peers of the vicinage, according to the course of that law."13 In the more famous Declaration of Independence not two years later, the choice of independence...
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The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

Akhil Reed Amar - Law - 1998 - 412 pages
...DECLARATION OF RIGHT8 OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRE88, art. 5 (1774l ("the respective colonies are entitled to ... the great and inestimable privilege of being...peers of the vicinage, according to the course of [common] law"l. 10Z. See, eg, Leeters from the Federal Farmer (II-IVl, reprinted in a THE COMPLETE...
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A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-class Home in Victorian England

John Tosh - Social Science - 2007 - 252 pages
...accused." In 1774, the first Continental Congress declared: "That the respective colonies are entided to the common law of England, and more especially...privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage." The Declaration of Independence condemned King George "for transporting us beyond the Seas to be tried...
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State Expansion of Federal Constitutional Liberties: Individual ..., Volume 1

James A. Gardner - Law - 1999 - 700 pages
...to trials in England for alleged crimes committed in the colonies; the Congress therefore declared: "That the respective colonies are entitled to the...law of England, and more especially to the great and inestimahle privilege of heing tried hy their peers of the vicinage, according to the coorse of that...
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Origins of the Bill of Rights

Leonard Williams Levy - Law - 2001 - 306 pages
...natural law, the English Constitution, and the provincial charters. The Declaration of Rights included “the great and inestimable privilege of being tried...by their peers of the vicinage” according to the common law. And when Congress sought to enlist Canadian support for its cause, its letter to the inhabitants...
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