Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 74
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Pagina xxiv - And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage : 5.
Pagina 40 - THE NATURAL LIBERTY of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of Nature for his rule. The liberty of man in society is to be under no other legislative power but that established by consent in the commonwealth, nor under the dominion of any will, or restraint of any law, but what that legislative shall enact according to the trust put in it.
Pagina 47 - ... as their good life and orderly conversation, may win and incite the natives of [the] country to the knowledge and obedience of the only true God and Saviour of mankind, and the Christian faith, which in our royal intention, and the adventurers' free profession, is the principal end of this plantation.
Pagina xxviii - Virginia," was the fixed purpose of Samuel Adams. He would have no delay, no waiting for increased strength; for, said he, " when our liberty is gone, history and experience will teach us that an increase of inhabitants will be but an increase of slaves.
Pagina 47 - Government and Ordering thereof, and of the People inhabiting, or who shall inhabit the same ; and for the necessary Support and Defence of the Government thereof. And...
Pagina 82 - I am, with great Regard, Sir, your most obedient and most humble Servant, CADWALLADER GOLDEN NEW YORK, Oct.
Pagina 40 - ... freedom of men under government is to have a standing rule to live by, common to every one of that society, and made by the legislative power erected in it; a liberty to follow my own will in all things where that rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, arbitrary will of another man: as freedom of nature is to be under no other restraint but the law of nature.
Pagina 164 - Mr. [ ] Gray, be a Committee in the recess of the Court to write to the other Governments to acquaint them with the Instructions this Day voted to be sent to the Agent of this Province, directing him to use his Endeavours to obtain a Repeal of the Sugar Act, and to exert himself to prevent a...
Pagina 47 - ... issued and disposed of by warrant, under the hand of the governor of this Commonwealth for the time being, with the advice and consent of the council...