Journal of the Proceedings of Congress, Held at Philadelphia, from September 5, 1775 to April 30, 1776

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Reprinted for J. Almon, 1778 - 202 strani
 

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Stran 60 - SECTION 21. And be it further enacted, That, in order to avoid misconstruction, it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of this act, so far as the question of slavery is concerned, to carry into practical operation the following propositions and principles, established by the compromise measures of 1850, to wit:
Stran 52 - That in all cases an appeal shall be allowed to the Congress, or such person or persons as they shall appoint for the trial of appeals, provided the appeal be demanded within five days after definitive sentence, and such appeal be lodged with the secretary of Congress within forty days afterwards...
Stran 175 - States, to be examined upon oath, touching the interest or property of the captured vessel and her lading; and at the same time, are to be delivered...
Stran 137 - Continental Congress, and that they, or any three or more of them have full and ample power to consent and agree to all measures which such Congress shall deem necessary and effectual to obtain a redress of American grievances; and...
Stran 68 - Why all this ambiguity and obscurity in what ought to be so plain and obvious, as that he who runs may read it ? What allegiance is it that we forget? Allegiance to Parliament? We never owed — we never owned it. Allegiance to our King? Our words have ever avowed it, — our conduct has ever been consistent with it.
Stran 66 - That if the Convention of South Carolina shall find it necessary to establish a form of government in that Colony, it be recommended to that Convention to call a full and free representation of the people...
Stran 83 - That the proportion or quota of each respective colony be determined according to the number of inhabitants, of all ages, including negroes and mulattoes in each colony.
Stran 114 - Resolved, That to express the veneration of the United Colonies for their late general, Richard Montgomery, and the deep sense they entertain of the many signal and important services of that gallant officer, who. after a series of successes, amidst the...
Stran 91 - ... favor of America, that then they may enjoy, without expense of blood or treasure, all the blessings resulting from that liberty which they in...
Stran 175 - You shall, by all convenient opportunities, send to Congress written accounts of the captures you shall make, with the number and names of the captives, copies of your journal from time to time, and intelligence of what may occur or be discovered concerning the designs of the enemy and the destination, motions and operations of their fleets and armies.

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