Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
An authentic issue of Gentleman’s Magazine, August 1773, 56pp., disbound, near fine. From the interior under Historical Chronicle is presented a 2-1/2 page printing of American Grievances. This is actually the third part of a document known as the Boston Pamphlet published by the Boston Committee of Correspondence which was led by Samuel Adams. In part they claim “ The British Parliament have assumed the Power of Legislation for the Colonists in all Cases whatsoever without obtaining the Consent of the Inhabitant ... Thus our Houses and even our Bed-Chambers are exposed to be ransacked, our Boxes, Trunks and Chests broke open, ravaged and plundered by Wretches ... Introducing and quartering Standing Armies in a free Country in times of Peace without the consent of the People, either by themselves or by their Representatives, is and always has been deemed a violation of their Rights as Freemen ... thus we are not only deprived of our grand Right to Trial by our Peers in the Vicinity, but any Person suspected, or pretended to be suspected, may be hurried to Great Britain to take his Trial in any County the King or his Successors shall please to direct ...
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