The Administration of the British Colonies, Volym 2

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Sida 144 - It is proposed — That humble application be made for an act of parliament of Great Britain, by virtue of which one general government may be formed in America, including all the said colonies, within and under which government each colony may retain its present constitution, except in the particulars wherein a change may be directed by the said act as hereafter follows...
Sida 116 - I have something further considered that matter ; and am of opinion, that such an union would be very acceptable to the colonies ; provided they had a reasonable number of representatives allowed them ; and that all the old acts of...
Sida 117 - ... national good. I think too that the government of the colonies, by a Parliament, in which they are fairly represented, would be vastly more agreeable to the people, than the method lately attempted to be introduced by royal...
Sida 8 - ... it is in their legislative, that the members of a commonwealth are united, and combined together into one coherent living body. This is the soul that gives form, life and unity to the commonwealth...
Sida 117 - Britain, till the new parliament, representing the whole, shall think it for the interest of the whole to re-enact some or all of them : it is not that I imagine so many representatives will be allowed the colonies, as to have any great weight by their numbers...
Sida 149 - That the laws made by them for the purposes aforesaid shall not be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable to the laws of England, and shall be transmitted to the king in council for approbation as soon as may be after their passing ; and if not disapproved within three years after presentation, to remain in force. That...
Sida 119 - ... and materials for more manufactures ; and being separated by the ocean, they increase much more its shipping and seamen : and since they are all included in the British empire, which has only extended itself by their means ; and the strength and wealth of the parts...
Sida 26 - III.:) but, because that every man ought of right to defend the king and his realm, therefore the king at his pleasure may command him by his writ that he go not beyond the seas...
Sida 118 - But it seems not of so much importance, whether the fighting be done by John or Thomas, or the tax paid by William or Charles. The iron manufacture employs and enriches British subjects, but is it of any importance to the state, whether the manufacturer lives at Birmingham...
Sida 26 - By the common law, every man may go out of the realm for whatever cause he pleaseth, without obtaining the king's leave; provided he is under no injunction of staying at home...

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