American Criminal Trials: Anne Hutchinson. The Quakers. Salem witchcraft. Thomas Maule. John Peter Zenger. New York Negro plot. Leisler's Rebellion. Colonel Bayard's treason. The crew of the Pitt packet. The Boston Massacre. Appendix

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Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841
 

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Strona 283 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king ; and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
Strona 202 - ... every man who prefers freedom to a life of slavery will bless and honor you as men who have baffled the attempt of tyranny, and, by an impartial and uncorrupt verdict, have laid a noble foundation for securing to ourselves, our posterity, and our neighbors that to which nature and the laws of our country have given us a right— the liberty both of exposing and opposing arbitrary power (in these parts of the world, at least) by speaking and writing truth.
Strona 159 - Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Strona 48 - Refrain from these men and let them alone : for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to naught; but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it, lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Strona 283 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Strona 201 - For though, blessed be God, I live in a government where liberty is well understood and freely enjoyed, yet experience has shown us all (I'm sure it has to me) that a bad precedent in one government is soon set up for an authority in another; and therefore I cannot but think it mine, and every honest man's duty, that (while we pay all due obedience to men in authority) we ought at the same time to be upon our guard against power wherever we apprehend that it may affect ourselves or our fellow-subjects.
Strona 50 - For the last Man you put to Death, here are five come in his Room. And if you have Power to take my Life from me, God can raise up the same Principle of Life in ten of his Servants, and send them among you in my Room, that you may have Torment upon Torment, which is your Portion : For there is no Peace to the Wicked, saith my God.
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Strona 398 - Forasmuch as within all his Majesty's realms and dominions, the sole supreme government, command, and disposition of the militia, and of all forces by sea and land, and of all forts and places of strength, is, and by the laws of England ever was the undoubted right of his Majesty, and his royal predecessors, kings and queens of England ; and that both, or either of the houses of parliament cannot, nor ought to pretend to the same...

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