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of America: being an answer to the Declaration of the general Congress : Macpherson, James, : Free Download Streaming : Internet Archive". Which it is humbly conceived no man or body of men, not excepting the parliament, justly, equitably and consistently with their own rights and the constitution, can take e that the supreme and subordinate powers of the legislation should be free and sacred in the. "Avalon Project Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress". Nor, my Lords, is the doctrine new, it is as old as the constitution; it grew up with it; indeed it is its support; taxation and representation are inseparably united; God hath joined them, no British parliament can separate them; to endeavour to. It must be noted, however, that Governor Thomas Hutchinson apparently referred to a colonial representational proposal when he wrote that, The Assembly of Massachusetts Bay. The Stamp Act says we shall have no commerce, make no exchange of property with each other, neither purchase nor grant, nor recover debts; we shall neither marry nor make our wills, unless we pay such and such sums; and thus it is intended. Are we not as really deprived of that right, by the parliament assessing us before we are represented in the house of commons, as if the King should do it by his prerogative? Shall there be no reserved power in the empire, to supply a deficiency which may weaken, divide, and dissipate the whole? In 1764 the Sugar Act was introduced.
Perhaps I might be inclined to entertain some such thought; but a great flood stops me in my course. You will now, Sir, perhaps imagine that I am on the point of proposing to you a scheme for a representation of the colonies in Parliament. The Concept of Representation in the Age of the American Revolution. If they complain of being taxed without having the Women in Mens Sports the privilege of sending Members to Parliament, let them be represented. The Issue of Representation.
88 In 1884, Susan. In his Grenville-backed pamphlet of 1769, The Controversy between Great Britain and her Colonies Reviewed, Knox suggested that colonial representatives might have been offered seats in the British Parliament if they had sought such representation. Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. "They are represented he said, "by the same virtual representation as the greater part of England." However, the tradition of greater democracy amongst Americans gave impetus to the well-founded charge, voiced by Britons and colonists alike, that virtual representation was "sophistry" and "a mere Cob-web.