The History of Virginia: From Its First Settlement to the Present Day, Volume 2

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author, 1805 - Slavery

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Page 86 - FIRST, it is agreed and insisted that the plantation of Virginia, and all the inhabitants thereof shall be and remain in due obedience and subjection to the commonwealth of England...
Page 87 - ... free trade as the people of England do enjoy to all places and with all nations, according to the laws of that commonwealth.
Page 88 - Provided that those things which relate to kingshipp or that government be not vsed publiquely ; and the continuance of ministers in their places, they not misdemeaning themselves: And the payment of their accustomed dues and agreements made with them respectively shall be left as they now stand...
Page 74 - ... as we had not before the least intention to consent to the introduction of ANY company over that our Colony, so we are by it much confirmed in our resolution, as thinking it unfit to change a form of Government wherein (besides many other reasons given, and to be given,) our Subjects there, having had so long experience of it, receive so much contentment and satisfaction.
Page xxii - The Indians of Virginia are almost wasted, but such towns or people as retain their names and live in bodies are hereunder set down, all which together can't raise five hundred fighting men.
Page 322 - Virginia to be both numerous and rich, of republican notions and principles such as ought to be corrected and lowered in time...
Page 143 - Council might join with the house in granting and confirming the levy," the house answered, " That they conceive it their privilege to lay the levy in the House, and that the House will admit nothing without reference from the honorable Governour, unless it be before adjudged and confirmed by act or order, and after passing in the House shall be humbly presented to their honours for approbation or dissent.
Page 71 - That, by such admission, we shall degenerate from our birthrights, being naturalised under a monarchical and not a popular or tumultuary Government, depending upon the greatest number of votes of Persons of several humours and dispositions as that of a Company must be granted to be, from whose general Quarter Courts all Laws binding the Planters here did, and would again, issue. That we cannot, without breach of natural duty and religion, give up and resign the Lands we hold by Grants from the King...

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