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In October , 1765 , a Stamp Act Congress , representing nine colonies , met in
New York and adopted resolutions declaring against the right of Parliament to tax
the colonies without their consent . When the first of November , the date on
On the seventeenth , the Massachusetts House of Representatives issued a call
for a congress of the colonies , to meet in Philadelphia on the first of September .
Delegates from twelve colonies appeared in response to the summons .
Then , on the nineteenth of January , 1775 , the petition to the king drawn up by
the Continental Congress , together with voluminous papers relating to affairs in
the colonies , was laid before Parliament . Although a majority of the members ...
their education . In no country perhaps in the world is the law so general a study .
The profession itself is numerous and powerful , and in most provinces it takes
the lead . The greater number of the deputies sent to the Congress were lawyers .
The Congress complain , and complain justly , of this grievance . 10 These are
the three consequential propositions . I have thought of two or three more ; but
they come rather too near detail and to the province of executive government ,
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa