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Is 10 no concession proper but that which is made from your want of right to keep
what you grant ? Or does it lessen the grace or dignity of relaxing in the exercise
of an odious claim , because you have your evidence - room full of titles and ...
My idea , therefore , without considering whether we yield as matter of right or
grant as matter of favor , is 10 to admit the people of our colonies into an interest
in the Constitution ; and by recording that admission in the journals of Parliament
... the grant of their own property , — seemed a thing so incongruous that eight
years after , — that is , in the thirty - fifth of that reign , — a complete and not ill -
proportioned representation by counties and 25 boroughs was bestowed upon ...
... and 5 without affecting the abstract extent of the authority of Parliament , it
recognizes the equity of not suffering any considerable district in which the British
subjects may act as a body , to be taxed without their own voice in the grant .
My resolutions , therefore , mean to establish the equity and justice of a taxation
of America by grant , and not by imposition ; to mark the legal competency of the
colony assemblies for the support of their government in peace 20 and for public
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