The Fries Rebellion, 1798-99: An Armed Resistance to the House Tax Law, Passed by Congress, July 9, 1798, in Bucks and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania

Doylestown Publishing Company Printers, 1899 - 157 pagina's
An 18th-century tax rebellion by rural Pennsylvanians is the subject of this book.

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Pagina 7 - Will and heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament, and that at the Time of his so doing he was to the best of their...
Pagina 122 - ... for a rule to show cause why a new trial should not be granted...
Pagina 70 - In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.
Pagina 117 - States, contrary to the duty of their said allegiance and fidelity, against the Constitution, peace, and dignity of the said United States, and against the form of the act of the Congress of the said United States in such case made and provided.
Pagina 118 - That in cases punishable with death, the trial shall be had in the county where the offence was committed, or where that cannot be done without great inconvenience, twelve petit jurors at least shall be summoned from thence.
Pagina 117 - Northampton, in the district aforesaid, with a great multitude of persons, whose names at present are unknown to the Grand Inquest aforesaid, to a great number, to wit, to the number of one hundred persons and upwards, armed and arrayed in a warlike manner, that is to say, with guns, swords, clubs, stones, and other warlike weapons, as well offensive as defensive, being then and there unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously assembled and gathered together...
Pagina 70 - That whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed, or the execution thereof obstructed, in any State, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals...
Pagina 117 - Fries, with the said persons so as aforesaid traitorously assembled, and armed and arrayed in the manner aforesaid, most wickedly, maliciously and traitorously did ordain, prepare and levy public war against the said United States, contrary to the duty of his said allegiance and fidelity, against th...
Pagina 73 - PROCLAMATION. Whereas combinations to defeat the execution of the laws for the valuation of lands and dwelling houses within the United States have existed in the counties of Northampton, Montgomery, and Bucks, in the State of Pennsylvania...
Pagina 7 - ... sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments whatever. In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name, and affix my seal, this eighth day of December, 1784.

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