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that the judges formerly thought it illegal to tax Ireland, and declares that no cases can be more alike than those of Ireland and America; yet the judges whom he quotes have mentioned a difference. Ireland, they say, hath a par{iament of its own. When any colony has an independant parliament, acknowledged by the parliament of Britain, the cases will differ less. - Yet by the 6 Geo. I. chap. 5. the Acts of the British parliament bind Ireland. It is urged that when Wales, Durham, and Chester were divested of their particular privileges or ancient government, and reduced to the state of English counties, they had representatives affigned them. To those from whom something had been taken, something in return might properly be given. To the Americans their charters are left as they were, except that of which their sedition has deprived them. If they were to be represented in parliament, something would be granted, though nothing is withdrawn. The inhabitants of Chester, Durham, and Wales, were invited to exchange their peculiar institutions for the power of voting, which they wanted before. The Americans have voluntarily resigned the power of voting to live in distant and separate governments, and what they have voluntarily quitted they have no right to claim. it must always be remembered that they are represented by the same virtual representation as the greater part of Eng. lishmen ; and that if by change of place they have less share in the oft. than is proportioned to their opulence, they by their removal gained that opulence, and had originally and have now their choice of a vote at home, or riches at a distance. We are told, what appears to the old Member and to others a position that mu drive us, into an inextticable absurdity, that we have either no right, or the sole right of taxing the colonies. The meaning is, that if we can tax them, they cannot tax themselves; and that if they can tax themselves, we cannot tax them. We answer with very little hesitation, that, for the general use of the empire we have the sole right of taxing them. If they have contributed any thing in their own assemblies, what they contributed was not paid, but given; it was not a tax or tribute, but a present. Yet they have the natural and legal power of levying money on themselves for provincial purposes, of providing for their own expence, at their own discrestion,

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