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Unchecked power by the troops in Boston...

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July 22, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 22, 1769 

* Pre Revolutionary War

An inside page has a report from Boston concerning the governor's statement that he has: "...no authority over his Majesty's ships in this port, or his troops within this town and...can give no orders for the removal of the same..." with the citizens commenting: "...It is then a power without any check here, & therefore it is so far absolute. An absolute power which has the sword constantly in its hand, may exercise a rigorous severity whenever it pleases..." with more. It is followed by the governor's response (see). All this text takes close to a full page.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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