Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Volume 3

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Page 243 - Our Will and Pleasure is, that the Persons thereupon duly elected, by the Major part of the Freeholders of the respective Counties and Places so returned, and having before sitting, taken the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy...
Page 212 - ... you are also, as much as possible, to observe in the passing of all laws, that whatever may be requisite upon each different matter, be accordingly provided for, by a different law, without intermixing in one and the same act, such things, as have no proper relation to each other ; and you are more especially to take care, that no clause or clauses be inserted in, or annexed to any act, which shall be foreign to what the title of such respective act imports...
Page 223 - ... the oaths appointed by an act of parliament made in the first year of the reign of our late royal father, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy...
Page 117 - A Bill in the Chancery of New Jersey, at the suit of John, Earl of •Stair, and others, Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey ; against Benjamin Bond and some other Persons of Elizabethtown, distinguished by the Name of the Clinker Lot Right Men.
Page 22 - This study renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance. Here they anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
Page 164 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 243 - Council, any three whereof We do hereby appoint to be a Quorum; Our Will and Pleasure is, that you signify the same unto us by the first opportunity, that We may under Our Signet and Sign Manual constitute and appoint others in their Stead. But that Our Affairs may not suffer at that Distance, for Want of a due Number of Councillors...
Page 230 - England. 70. You shall be careful that the churches already built there, be well and orderly kept, and that more be built, as the colony shall by God's blessing be improved; and that besides a competent maintenance to be assigned to the minister of each orthodox church, a convenient house be built at the common charge for each minister, and a competent proportion of land assigned to him, for a glebe and exercise of his industry.
Page 247 - God, them to vanquish, apprehend, and take, and being taken either according to Law to put to Death or keep and preserve alive at your Discretion and to execute martial Law in Time of Invasion...
Page 5 - Not a drop of our blood have you spilled in battle — not an acre of our land have you taken but by our consent. These facts speak for themselves, and need no comment. They place the character of New Jersey in bold relief and bright example to those states within whose territorial limits our brethren still remain. Nothing save benisons can fall upon her from the lips of a Lenni Lenappi.

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