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The Massachusetts House of Representatives went further , and in February ,
1768 , in a circular letter to the other colonies , entered its protest , in dignified but
earnest language , against the claim to tax the colonies by parliamentary
for smuggling , — with a view to sending them to England for trial , under the
alleged authority of a statute passed in the reign of Henry VIII , for the trial of
treasons committed out of the kingdom . Nothing yet done or threatened so
alarmed the ...
Here , as before , resistance was based , not on the amount of the tax , but on the
principle which the payment of any tax levied on the colonies by authority of
Parliament involved . English public opinion , imperfectly aware of the merits of
Bowing under that high authority , and penetrated with the sharpness and
strength of that early impression , I have continued ever since , without the least
deviation , in my original sentiments . Whether this be owing to an 5 obstinate ...
It generally argues some degree of natural impotence of mind , or some want of
knowledge of the world , to hazard plans of government except from a seat of
authority . Propositions are made , not only ineffectually , 5 but somewhat ...
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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