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"He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it?s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This practical warfare, the opprobrium of INFIDEL powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negati"
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"Our liberties do not come from charters; for these are only the declaration of pre-existing rights. They do not depend on parchments or seals; but come from the King of Kings and the Lord of all the earth."
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"There cannot be a more dangerous doctrine in a state, than to admit that the legislative power has a right to alter the constitution . . . . For as the constitution limits the authority of the legislature, if the legislature can alter the constitution, they can give themselves what bounds they please."
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"[A]ll are subject by nature to equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws for their government, yet no two men are perfectly equal in person, property, understanding, activity, and virtue, or ever can be made so by any power less than that which created them . . . all are subject by nature to equal laws of morality, and in society have a right to equal laws for their government."
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"According to the system of natural liberty, the sovereign has only three duties to attend to . . . first, the duty of protecting the society from the violence and invasion of other independent societies; secondly, the duty of protecting . . . every member of the society from the injustice or oppression of every other member of it, or the duty of establishing an exact administration of justice; and, thirdly, the duty of erecting and maintaining certain public works and certain public institutions"
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"The dignity and stability of government in all its branches, the morals of the people, and every blessing of society depend so much upon an upright and skillful administration of justice, that the judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislative and executive, and independent upon both, that so it may be a check upon both, as both should be checks upon that."
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"A question arises whether all the powers of government, legislative, executive, and judicial, shall be left in this body? I think a people cannot be long free, nor ever happy, whose government is in one Assembly. "
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"A representative assembly, although extremely well qualified, and absolutely necessary, as a branch of the legislative, is unfit to exercise the executive power, for want of two essential properties, secrecy and dispatch."
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-349245
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"A single assembly is apt to grow ambitious, and after a time will not hesitate to vote itself perpetual. This was one fault of the Long Parliament; but more remarkably of Holland, whose assembly first voted themselves from annual to septennial, then for life, and after a course of years, that all vacancies happening by death or otherwise, should be filled by themselves, without any application to constituents at all."
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-349244
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"A single assembly is liable to all the vices, follies, and frailties of an individual; subject to fits of humor, starts of passion, flights of enthusiasm, partialities, or prejudice, and consequently productive of hasty results and absurd judgments. And all these errors ought to be corrected and defects supplied by some controlling power."
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-349243
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"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. "
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"As good government is an empire of laws, how shall your laws be made? In a large society, inhabiting an extensive country, it is impossible that the whole should assemble to make laws. The first necessary step, then, is to depute power from the many to a few of the most wise and good. "
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"That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangements of the powers of society, or, in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the laws, is the best of republics. "
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"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it. "
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"If there is a form of government, then, whose principle and foundation is virtue, will not every sober man acknowledge it better calculated to promote the general happiness than any other form? "
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-349236
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"[An individual] generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for t"
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"Upon this point all speculative politicians will agree, that the happiness of society is the end of government, as all divines and moral philosophers will agree that the happiness of the individual is the end of man. From this principle it will follow that the form of government which communicates ease, comfort, security, or, in one word, happiness, to the greatest numbers of persons, and in the greatest degree, is the best. All sober inquirers after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christia"
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"It already appears, that there must be in every society of men superiors and inferiors, because God has laid in the constitution and course of nature the foundations of the distinction. "
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"Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates . . . to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them. "
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"Laws for the liberal education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant. "
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"Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property, according to standing laws. He is obliged, consequently, to contribute his share to the expense of this protection; and to give his personal service, or an equivalent, when necessary. But no part of the property of any individual can, with justice, be taken from him, or applied to public uses, without his own consent, or that of the representative body of the people. In fine, the"
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"Power must be opposed to power, force to force, strength to strength, interest to interest, as well as reason to reason, eloquence to eloquence, and passion to passion. "
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"It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. "
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"There is no good government but what is republican. That the only valuable part of the British constitution is so; for the true idea of a republic is an empire of laws, and not of men. That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangement of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the law, is the best of republics."
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"No country can be called free which is governed by an absolute power; and it matters not whether it be an absolute royal power or an absolute legislative power, as the consequences will be the same to the people."
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"But where says some is the King of America? Ill tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal - of Britain."
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"A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal. "
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Abiel Foster

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November 3-5, 1776

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November 2-3, 1776

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Major General Arnold wounded December 31 1776 at the attack of Quebec

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Colonel Arnold.

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-411358

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Thomas Penn Esqr. one of the proprietors of Pensilvania [sic], 1751.

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Commodore Hopkins, commandeur en chef de Amerj. flotte.

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-418000

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Israel Putnam

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-424911

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Commodore Hopkins, Commander in Chief of the American Fleet.

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-417999

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Washington taking leave of his officers

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Jos. Brant Thayendanegea.

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Major General John Sullivan, a distinguished officer in the Continential Army.

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-426676

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Major General John Sullivan

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Washington Crossing the Delaware

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Maj. Gen. John Sullivan

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Jean Sullivan, Major General darmée des XIII provinces unies en Amerique.

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General Sullivan

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Washington at Monmouth

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Old Reformed Dutch Church 1776. Formerly standing in Fulton St. near Smith St.

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-423576

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Col. John Laurance Member of the Continental Congress

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George Washington

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David Wooster, Esqr., commander in chief of the provincial army against Quebec.

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Joseph Galloway member of the Congress of 1774

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[Gov. B. Wentworth.]

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The Hon.ble John Hancock, Praesident des Americanischen Congresses.

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Robert Prescott Esqr.

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John Langdon

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La destruction de la statue royale a Nouvelle Yorck.

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Anty. Wayne

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His Majesty King George III

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Gen. Glover

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Richard, First Earl Howe

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John Sullivan

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A.L. Marquis de la Fayette Major General des armees des Etats Unis de lAmerique

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[Nath. Greene?]

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-417288

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Plan of the city of New York in North America

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Plan of the city of New York in North America : surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767

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Common sense: addressed to the inhabitants of America ... (Title page)

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-697343

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Seiro Bijin awase sugata kugima = A mirror of the beauties of the Green House

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-717309

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Carte nouvelle de lAmerique angloise : contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le continent de lAmerique septentrionale voir le Canada la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie les treize provinces unies qui sont: les quatres colonies de la Nouvelle Angle

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Siero Bijin awase sugata kagami = A mirror of the beauties of the Green House

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Carte nouvelle de lAmerique angloise : contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le continent de lAmerique septentrionale voir le Canada la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie les treize provinces unies qui sont: les quatres colonies de la Nouvelle Angle

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Seiro Bijin awase sugata kagami [Cover Vol. 1]

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David Wooster Esqr. commander in chief of the provincial army against Quebec

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Gift of Paul Magriel 1962

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View of our works on Charles Town heights & the heights occupied by the rebels taken from Copes hill battery in Boston. 6th Janry 1776

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Harris Brisbane Dick Fund 1934

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