Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin...

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T. S. Manning., 1809 - United States - 519 pages
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Contents

A copy of it demanded by the governor and refused by the assembly
50
The governor refers to the charter of privileges as the only rule of
54
Artful conduct of governor Keith
60
The proprietary of Pennsylvania too inconsierable here at home to
67
Mr Penns trustees averse to the said issue till a provision was made
73
And yet another sum of 5000l towards the intended expedition
79
An act for striking and issuing the sum of 40000l for the kings use
83
The answer of the proprietaries to the representation of the assembly
85
The assemblys message sent to the governor together with the cur
91
The governors message of adherence thereto
97
Their reply to the proprietarys answer to the representation on
110
The assembly prudently avail themselves of the cautions in lord Hol
116
The assemblys answer
119
The province of Pennsylvania and the territory of the three lower
121
The assembly adjourn to May 6 and are assembled by the governor
123
And message to the governor before their adjournment
131
Governor Morriss arrival at Philadelphia and first speech to a
136
A letter from Sir Thomas Robinson to the governor of Pennsylvania
142
The governors reply declining the bill as before because the supply
150
A brief of the governors surrejoinder
158
Some general remarks
167
The governor reprimands them for having published sir Thomas
173
A provision demanded for the expence of an Indian treaty
179
The assemblys spirited answer to his captious message
184
A remark thereon
195
The assembly send up two other bills one of 10000l for exchanging
201
The address of the assembly to the governor
207
The governors invective against their whole conduct
265
Another remonstrance from the mayor of Philadelphia and his posse
267
Parley between the speaker and twentynine petitioners or rather pre
273
They adjourn and two months after are reassembled by special sum
280
The assembly remind the governor of the Indian tradebill
286
The return made by the governor
289
A moneybill ordered but postponed on the receipt of intelligence
295
Their message concerning the excise and Indian trade bills and
301
A bill to permit the exportation of provisions for the kings service
304
His message concerning Indian affairs and the expence of conduct
312
Their address and message requesting copies of his proprietary
318
The instruction itself
322
A message to the governor
324
A conference on the said bill
330
Resolutions of the assembly after a protest against the instructions
331
An appendix containing sundry original papers relative to the several
337
Mr Penns return to England and appointment of five commissioners
353
guments to shew the unreasonableness of taxing the proprietary
358
The assemblys answer
360
The new assembly after a session of four days suffered to adjourn
385
relating to the rights of the commons over moneybills and in support
393
Disorders which ensued during his absence
396
relating to moneybills clearly demonstrating that though the proprie
401
He declares the constitution of Mr Penns government and that
412
against the inhabitants of Pennsylvania by the proprietaries and their
422
his majestys service since the commencement of the present trou
428

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Page i - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page 254 - Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Page i - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 394 - That all Aids and Supplies, and Aids to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole Gift of the Commons: And all Bills for the Granting of any such Aids and supplies ought to begin with the Commons: And that it is the undoubted and sole Right of the Commons, to direct, limit and appoint, in such Bills, the ends, Purposes, Considerations, Conditions, Limitations, and Qualifications of such Grants; which ought not to be changed, or altered by the House of Lords.7 The British, in establishing colonial legislatures,...
Page 400 - ... ought to begin with the commons : and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the commons to direct, limit, and appoint in such bills the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants ; which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords.
Page 6 - LAWS of this government, to the great end of all government, viz: to support power in reverence with the people, and to secure the people from the abuse of power; that they may be free by their just obedience, and the magistrates honourable for their just administration: for liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery.
Page 6 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Page 195 - That all aids and supplies, and aids to his Majesty in Parliament, are the sole gift of the Commons ; and all bills for the granting of any such aids and supplies ought to begin with the Commons ; and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the Commons to direct, limit, and appoint, in such bills, the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifieations of such grants, which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords.
Page 34 - That no Person or Persons shall or may, at any Time hereafter, be obliged to answer any Complaint, Matter or Thing whatsoever, relating to Property, before the Governor and Council, or in any other Place, but in ordinary Course of Justice, unless Appeals thereunto shall be hereafter by Law appointed.
Page 2 - ... by and with the advice, assent, and approbation of the freemen of the said country, or the greater part of them, or of their delegates or deputies...

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