A History of Nova-Scotia, Or Acadie, Volume 2
This is the second of a three-volume series that discusses, in great depth, the history of Nova Scotia, including its history as Acadie, the first visit of Frenchman DeMonts, the province's early fishing and trading economy and much more. This volume begins in 1740 with the arrival of Mascarene from Boston and continues through the year 1781 and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
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Page 520 - That the foundation of English liberty, and of all free government, is, a right in the People to participate in their legislative council...
Page 292 - The part of duty I am now upon, though necessary, is very disagreeable to my natural make and temper, as I know it must be grievous to you, who are of the same species ; but it is not my business to animadvert, but to obey such orders as I receive, and therefore, without hesitation, shall deliver you his Majesty's orders and instructions...
Page 426 - Laurence:) and his Britannic Majesty consents to leave to the subjects of the most Christian King the liberty of fishing in the gulph St. Laurence, on condition that the subjects of France do not exercise the said fishery but at the distance of three leagues...
Page 293 - I am, through his Majesty's goodness, directed to allow you liberty to carry off your money and household goods, as many as you can without discommoding the vessels you go in.
Page 521 - British parliament, they are entitled to a free and exclusive power of legislation in their several provincial legislatures, where their right of representation can alone be preserved, in all cases of taxation and internal polity, subject only to the negative of their sovereign, in such manner as has been heretofore used and accustomed.
Page 485 - Expence, and also the Commission of the Gentlemen appointed Commissioners of the Customs to reside in America, which authorizes them to make as many appointments as they think fit, and to pay the appointees what...
Page 300 - Persons, the driving them off, with leave to go whither they pleased, wou'd have doubtless strengthened Canada with so considerable a number of Inhabitants, and as they have no cleared Land to give them at present, such as are able to bear Arms must have been immediately employed in annoying this and the Neighbouring Colonies. To prevent such an inconvenience it was judged a necessary, and the only practicable measure...
Page 484 - ... opinion, which they express with the greatest deference to the wisdom of the Parliament, that the acts made there, imposing duties on the people of this province, with the sole and express purpose of raising a revenue, are infringements of their natural and constitutional rights; because, as they are not represented in the British Parliament, his Majesty's Commons in Britain, by those acts, grant their property without their consent.