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The Townshend ActBritish Parliament1767 An act for granting certain duties in the British colonies and plantations in America; for allowing a drawback of the duties of customs upon the exportation, from this kingdom, of coffee and cocoa nuts of the produce of the said colonies or plantations; for discontinuing the drawbacks payable on… Read more
The Stamp ActBritish Parliament1765 An act for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, towards further defraying the expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same; and for amending such parts of the several acts of parliament relating to the trade and… Read more
The Quartering Act of 1765British Parliament24 March 1765An act to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty's dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, intituled, An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.WHEREAS in and by an act made in the… Read more
Though the Federalist Papers are well known as a primary statement of the principles and purposes of the proposed United States Constitution, there were many writers other than John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton who in 1787 and 1788 argued for the Constitution's ratification. Indeed, Herbert J. Storing, Jr. has observed that… Read more
Resolves of Stamp Act CongressDeclaration of RightsStamp Act Congress19 October 1765Abstract[On the motion of James Otis, on June 8, the Massachusetts legislature sent a circular inviting all the colonies to send delegates to a congress at New York in October, 1765. Representatives from only nine colonies appeared. Virginia, New Hampshire… Read more
Declaration of Rights and Grievances14 October 1774Abstract When the First Continental Congress met in September and October 1774, the delegates made several major decisions. Among those was to send King George III a Declaration of Rights and Grievances. Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament, claiming a power, of… Read more
The Currency Act of 1764British Parliment1 September 1764WHEREAS great quantities of paper bills of credit have been created and issued in his Majesty's colonies or plantations in America, by virtue of acts, orders, resolutions, or votes of assembly, making and declaring such bills of credit to be legal tender in payment of money: and… Read more
or, An Inquiry into the Evils of a Fluctuating Medium of ExchangeRoger Sherman1752WHEREIN is considered, whether the Bills of Credit on the Neighboring Governments, are a legal Tender in Payment of Money, In the COLONY of CONNECTICUT for Debts due by Book, and otherwise, where the Contract Mentions only Old-Tenor Money.Forasmuch, as there… Read more
Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1)The States Parties to this Convention,Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott FlatlandContentsDedicationThis WorldOther Worlds Preface to the Second and Revised Edition, 1884.
by Edwin A. Abbott Other Worlds Preface to the Second and Revised Edition, 1884. by the Editor If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, fully, to return his thanks to his readers and… Read more
Other Worlds PREFACE TO THE SECOND AND REVISED EDITION, 1884. BY THE EDITOR If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, fully, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott This World Preface to the Second and Rev... Other Worlds Contents How I had a Vision of Lineland How I vainly tried to explain the nature of Flatland Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland How the Sphere, having in vain tried… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How the Sphere encouraged me i...How I then tried to diffuse th...How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success I awoke rejoicing, and began to reflect on the glorious career before me. I would go forth, methought, at once, and evangelize the whole of Flatland.… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How, though the Sphere showed ...How I tried to teach the Theor...How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision. Although I had less than a minute for reflection, I felt, by a kind of instinct, that I must conceal my experiences from my Wife. Not that I apprehended, at the moment, any danger from her divulging my secret,… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How I came to Spaceland, and w...How the Sphere encouraged me i...How, though the Sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desire more; and what came of it When I saw my poor brother led away to imprisonment, I attempted to leap down into the Council Chamber, desiring to intercede on his… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How the Sphere, having in vain...How, though the Sphere showed ...How I came to Spaceland, and what I saw there An unspeakable horror seized me. There was a darkness; then a dizzy, sickening sensation of sight that was not like seeing; I saw a Line that was no Line; Space that was not Space: I was myself, and not… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How the Stranger vainly endeav...How I came to Spaceland, and w...How the Sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds It was in vain. I brought my hardest right angle into violent collision with the Stranger, pressing on him with a force sufficient to have destroyed any ordinary Circle: but I could feel… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott Concerning a Stranger from SpacelandHow the Sphere, having in vain...How the Stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland As soon as the sound of the Peace-cry of my departing Wife had died away, I began to approach the Stranger with the intention of taking a nearer… Read more
by Edwin A. Abbott How I vainly tried to explain ...How the Stranger vainly endeav...Concerning a Stranger from Spaceland From dreams I proceed to facts. It was the last day of our 1999th year of our era. The patterning of the rain had long ago announced nightfall; and I was sitting[1] in the company of my wife, musing on the… Read more