Journal of the General Assembly of South Carolina, March 26, 1776-April 11, 1776

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Página 70 - Although superior force may, by the permission of Heaven, lay waste our towns, and ravage our country, it can never eradicate from the breasts of freemen, those principles which are ingrafted in their very nature. — Such men will do their duty...
Página 71 - Europe, nay of the whole world, are on America. The eyes of every other colony are on this ; a colony, whose reputation for generosity and magnanimity, is universally acknowledged. I trust...
Página 59 - ... to the House ; and he read the Report in his place ; and afterwards delivered it in at the clerk's table : Where the same was read ; and is as followeth ; viz.
Página 6 - THE CONSTITUTION OR FORM OF GOVERNMENT, agreed to and resolved upon by the Delegates and Representatives of the several counties and corporations of VIRGINIA.
Página 69 - Britain and the colonies, you will explain it to them fully, and teach them, if they are so unfortunate as not to know their inherent rights. Prove to them, that the privileges of being tried by a jury of the vicinage, acquainted with the parties and witnesses ; of being taxed only with their own consent, given by their representatives...
Página 70 - I say, when these things are considered on the one hand, and on the other, the constitution, expressing that some mode of government should be established, "until an accommodation of the unhappy differences between Great Britain and America can be obtained...
Página 32 - I request that you will accept them, for this solemn engagement of support, in discharging the duty of the honorable station to which, by your favor, I have been elected. " Be persuaded, that no man would embrace a just and equitable accommodation with Great Britain more gladly than myself; but, until so desirable an object can be obtained, the defence of my country, and preservation of that constitution which, from a perfect knowledge of the rights, and. a laudable regard to the happiness of the...
Página 69 - If any persons therein are still strangers to the nature and merits of the dispute between Great Britain and the colonies, you will explain it to them fully, and teach them, if they are so unfortunate as not to know their inherent rights.
Página 69 - Favourites and for corrupting the People and subverting their Liberties but for such wise and salutary Purposes as they themselves approve and of having their internal Polity regulated only by Laws consented to by competent Judges of what is best adapted to their Situation and Circumstances equally bound too by those Laws are Inestimable and derived from that Constitution which is the Birthright of the poorest Man and the best Inheritance of the most...
Página 69 - GENERAL ASSEMBLY : It has afforded me much satisfaction to observe, that though the season of the year rendered your sitting very inconvenient, your private concerns, which must have suffered greatly by your long and close application, in the late Congress, to the affairs of the colony, requiring your presence in the county, yet continuing to prefer the public weal to ease and retirement, you have been busily engaged in framing such laws as our peculiar circumstances rendered absolutely necessary...

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