Constitutional Conflict In Provincial Massachusetts; A Study Of Some Phases Of The Opposition…

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byHenry Russell Spencer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...it may prove prejudicial to Her Majesty's subjects in this Province to state perpetual salaries." In the March session the annual allowance was completed to £500 by an additional grant of £200 "for and towards his support in the government."4 Dudley was obliged to write home to Nottingham, April 21, of his disappointment at the "stubborn resolved temper" of the house, "that they will agree to nothing wherein they may show their obedience to Her Majesty."5 This temper, moreover, did not yield to Dudley's repeated urgings, nor even to the royal urgency displayed in the letter from the home government communicated December 27, 1709, calling it "unreasonable" for Massachusetts to expect protection from her Majesty "while they of all the colonies in America do refuse to settle a salary." The last stand was made in September, 1705. In spite of the disinclination of the house to consider a new letter from the queen regarding the repair of Pemaquid Fort and the salary question without a fuller attendance, Dudley insisted that "the House should sit till it made answer." The result was an address to the queen, in which the court justified its course of disobedience on the ground of the right of Englishmen to representation and consent in taxation and appropriation, "which we have hitherto happily Enjoyed under your Sacred Majesty, And we humbly hope and pray will be continued to us and our posterity." In the reply to the governor's speech, reason for non-compliance had also been found in the fact that "the circumstances of this Province as to our ability to support the government are at times so different."1 At this point the governor lost his last ally; for the council, on being formally asked its advice on the question among others,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...it may prove prejudicial to Her Majesty's subjects in this Province to state perpetual salaries." In the March ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217912257

ISBN - 13:9780217912259

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