An Impartial History of the War in America: Between Great Britain and Her Colonies, from Its Commencement to the End of the Year 1779. Exhibiting a Circumstantial, Connected, and Complete Account of the Real Causes, Rise, and Progress of the War, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Characters of the Different Commanders, and Accounts of Such Personages in Congress as Have Distinguished Themselves During the Contest. With an Appendix, Containing a Collection of Interesting and Authentic Papers Tending to Elucidate the History. Illustrated with a Variety of Beautiful Copper-plates, Representing Real and Animated Likenesses of Those Celebrated Generals who Have Distinguished Themselves in the Important Contest
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Page 15 - Why did the gentleman confine himself to Chester and Durham? He might have taken a higher example in "Wales — Wales, that never was taxed by Parliament till it was incorporated.
Page 70 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Page 12 - It is my opinion that this kingdom has no right to lay a tax upon the colonies. At the same time, I assert the authority of this kingdom over the colonies to be sovereign and supreme, in every circumstance of government and legislation whatsoever.
Page 131 - We are deeply affected," said its inhabitants, "with the sense of our public calamities ; but the miseries that are now rapidly hastening on our brethren in the capital of the Province greatly excite our commiseration.
Page 12 - Taxation is no part of the governing or legislative power. The taxes are a voluntary gift and grant of the Commons alone. In legislation the three estates of the realm are alike concerned ; but the concurrence of the peers and the Crown to a tax is only necessary to clothe it with the form of a law. The gift and grant is of the Commons alone.
Page 160 - British parliament, as are bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members ; excluding every idea of taxation internal or external, for raising a revenue on the subjects in America, without their consent.
Page 160 - That they are entitled to the benefit of such of the English statutes, as existed at the time of their colonization ; and which they have, by experience, respectively found to be applicable to their several local and other circumstances.
Page 11 - I sought for merit wherever it was to be found. It is my boast that I was the first minister who looked for it, and found it, in the mountains of the North.