The History of Pittsfield (Berkshire County), Massachusetts, Volume 1

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Lee and Shepard, 1869 - Pittsfield (Mass.)
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Page 367 - the representatives establish such a. form of government as, in their judgment, will best produce the happiness of the people, and most effectually secure peace and good order in the Province during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the Colonies."
Page 402 - to perpetual bondage and servitude, unless he has forfeited his liberty as a malefactor; that the people have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition for redress; that, as civil rulers derive their authority from the people, so they are accountable to them for the use of it; {that
Page 231 - the end that all such foes to the rights of British America might be publicly known, and universally contemned as the enemies of American liberty, and that all patriots might thenceforth break off all intercourse with him or her." The persons chosen to compose this formidable committee in
Page 217 - for the better regulating the government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay," and " for the impartial administration of justice" in the same, followed closely, and wrought an entire abrogation of the charter in all those particulars by which it afforded protection to civil or personal liberty. Under the new laws, councillors created by royal mandamus, and the superior
Page 364 - are entitled to representation in Assembly, requesting them to choose such representatives; and that the Assembly, when chosen, should elect councillors ; which Assembly and Council should exercise the powers of government until a governor of his Majesty's appointment will consent to govern the Colony according
Page 362 - humbly hope you will favor us with your most explicit advice respecting the taking up and exercising the powers of civil government, which we think absolutely necessary for the salvation of o,ur country : and we shall readily submit to such a general plan as you may direct for all the Colonies; or
Page 505 - be in value equal to Money, and shall be accordingly accepted by the Treasurer and Receivers subordinate to him in all publick payments and for any Stock at any time in the Treasury Boston November the Twenty-first Anno 1702 By Order of the Great and General Court or Assembly
Page xii - which arise out of the feelings connected with these words ; and, if thou hast any intellectual eyes, thou wilt then perceive the connection between topography and patriotism. " Show me a man who cares no more for one place than another, and I will show you in that same person one who loves nothing but himself. Beware of those who
Page 418 - who shall be called before them, in the usual form, and also to administer the following oath to the jurors who may attend upon any trial as afore mentioned, to wit: — " You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make between the people and prisoner now

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