The Origin & Growth of the English Colonies and of Their System of Government

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Clarendon Press, 1903 - Colonies - 223 pages

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Page 87 - Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 79 - ... with the advice, assent, and approbation of the freemen of the said country, or the greater part of them, or of their delegates or deputies...
Page 65 - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
Page 110 - The ordinary means therefore to increase our wealth and treasure is by foreign trade, wherein we must ever observe this rule; to sell more to strangers yearly than we consume of theirs in value.
Page 189 - That the Prime Ministers of the Colonies respectfully urge on His Majesty's Government the expediency of granting in the United Kingdom preferential treatment to the products and manufactures of the Colonies, either by exemption from or reduction of duties now or hereafter imposed.
Page 102 - I purpose that which is extraordinary, and to leave myself and successors no power of doing mischief, that the will of one man may not hinder the good of a whole country...
Page 170 - I have told the people plainly that, as I cannot get rid of my responsibility to the home government, I will place no responsibility on the council ; that they are a council for the governor to consult, but no more.
Page 89 - ... he would have them severely punished, who did abuse ||his governour|| and the plantation ; that the defendants were dismissed with a favourable order for their encouragement, being assured from some of the council, that his majesty did not intend to impose the ceremonies of the church of England upon us ; for that it was considered, that it was the freedom from such things that made people come over to us ; and it was credibly informed to the council, that this country would, in time, be very...
Page 65 - Which words of the Prophet together with my cousins discourse (things of high and rare delight to my yong nature) tooke in me so deepe an impression, that I constantly resolved, if ever I were preferred to the University, where better time, and more convenient place might be ministred for these studies, I would by Gods assistance prosecute that knowledge and kinde of literature, the doores whereof (after a sort) were so happily opened before me.
Page 185 - To establish a special force, set apart for general Imperial service, and practically under the absolute control of the Imperial Government, was objectionable in principle as derogating from the powers of self-government enjoyed by them, and would be calculated to impede the general improvement in training and organization of their defence forces, and, consequently, their ability to render effective help, if it should be required.

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