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Page 59 - Sovereign as their trustee, and by a military code which should have precisely defined the means and the responsibilities by which the Colonies should be defended, and by which, if necessary, this country should call for aid from the Colonies themselves.
Page 59 - But self-government, in my opinion, when it was conceded, ought to have been conceded as part of a great policy of imperial consolidation. It, ought to have been accompanied by an imperial tariff, by securities for the people of England for the enjoyment of the unappropriated lands which belonged to the sovereign as their trustee...
Page 60 - Said our Lady of the Snows. A Nation spoke to a Nation, A Throne sent word to a Throne: "Daughter am I in my mother's house, But mistress in my own.
Page 69 - And we do hereby give and grant unto you, full Power and Authority, with the advice and consent of our said Council from Time to Time, as need shall require, to summon and call General Assemblies of the Freeholders and Planters within your Government, in manner and form as shall be directed in our Instructions which shall be given you, together with this our Commission.
Page 70 - Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
Page 2 - Conference are of opinion that the readjustment of the constitutional relations of the component parts of the Empire is. too important and intricate a subject to be dealt with during the War, and that it should form the subject of a special Imperial Conference to be summoned as soon as possible after the cessation of hostilities.
Page 18 - We go to Congress at nine, and there we stay, most earnestly engaged in debates upon the most abstruse mysteries of state, until three in the afternoon ; then we adjourn, and go to dine with some of the nobles of Pennsylvania...
Page 234 - It needs no change in the principles of government, no invention of a new constitutional theory, to supply the remedy which would, in my opinion, completely remove the existing political disorders. It needs but to follow out consistently the principles of the British constitution, and introduce into the Government of these great Colonies those wise provisions, by which alone the working of the representative system can in any country be rendered harmonious and efficient.
Page 1 - No lesson seems to be so deeply inculcated by the experience of life as that you never should trust experts. If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome : if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent : if you believe the soldiers, nothing is safe.
Page 234 - Every purpose of popular control might be combined with every advantage of vesting the immediate choice of advisers in the Crown, were the Colonial Governor to be instructed to secure the cooperation of the Assembly in his policy by entrusting its administration to such men as could command a majority...