The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: American politics before the revolution

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W. Duane, 1809

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The proprietary of Pennsylvania too inconsierable here at home to
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Mr Penns trustees averse to the said issue till a provision was made
73
The assembly grants money in aid of the expedition against Cartha
78
An act for striking and issuing the sum of 40000l for the kings use
83
Rejected by the governor for being unseasonably timed
84
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 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
Their unanimous resolutions concerning the proprietary instructions
156
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
Other papers which passed between them at the same crisis
216
The governor alarms and embarrasses them with petitions from cer
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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,...
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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...