"[...]implied contract that "a part of their freedom shall be given up for the security of the remainder. But what part? The answer is plain. The least possible, considering the circumstances of the society, which constitute what may be called its political necessity;" and again: "In every society the members have a right to the utmost liberty ...
"[...]implied contract that "a part of their freedom shall be given up for the security of the remainder. But what part? The answer is plain. The least possible, considering the circumstances of the society, which constitute what may be called its political necessity;" and again: "In every society the members have a right to the utmost liberty that can be enjoyed consistent with the general safety;" while he proposes the rather wild remedy of divorcing the taxing and the governing powers, giving America the right to lay her own imposts, and regulate her internal police, and reserving to Great Britain that to regulate the trade for the entire empire. Naturally there was no hope of any compromise of this sort. The British ministry grew more imperious, and the Colonies more defiant. At last the clash came, and then Morris's thorough Americanism and inborn love of freedom and impatience of tyranny overcame any lingering class jealousy, and he cast in his lot with his countrymen. Once in, he was not of the stuff to waver or look back; but like most other Americans, and like[...]."
Very Good- No Jacket as Issued. 3/4 leather with marbled boards, gold gilt spine lettering, marbled end-papers, inner front hinge and Introduction page taped, x, 370pp., index, no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied.
Very good. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1898. VG+, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 341pgs(Index). Owner bookplate inside front cover, fore-edge page ends dull, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Covers & Contents in Fine condition. Has bright top page end gold gilt. Green cloth with gold stamped spine lettering. Volume XVI of 32 volume set of the American Statemen Series. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
F3-Book has wrinkling on the spine edges and top corners, wear on edges, sides, and some on the front, tear/loose hinge on the back fixed end paper, chipping on the edges on a few inside pages, moderate discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good. "Gouvernuer Morris, like his far greater friend and political associate, Alexander Hamilton, had about him that 'touch of the purple' which is always so storngly attractive. He..."
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