He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
[We:[Th|[[email protected] [Hiiiiiii Tiiiijia MMMMBMM CALENDAR 1976 JANUARY Su M^[I«L^ Jhjl Fi^l Sa] 4 5^n6]r7ir8^^iol 1112 13 14 151617] 1819 20 2122 23 24! PIDGEON Senate Clerk and Parliamentarian WALLACE C. Nelson, jr., Richard Henry Lee, Francis Lightfoot Lee, Th Jefferson, Carter Braxton, Benja.0 212|23 24^2ii27 i8ii3onnnn DECEMBER Snj Mo[TVi We^[T|;[Wj[Sa] aanmrnm JMIIISMM u WMMMm M Ii[2a2lpl3l4|5] Sb^ (Unmimittm^altli ixf f Maaaortiu H^ttja A MANUAL FOR THE USE OF THE GENERAL COURT FOR 1973-1974 Prepared under Section II of Chapter 5 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by Chapter 295 of the Acts of 1947 NORMAN L. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our People. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdic- tion foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legis- lation: For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabit- ants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world : For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses: For abolishing the free v System of English Laws in a neigh- boring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary govern- ment, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same ab- solute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valu- able Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments : For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring them- selves invested with Power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. Such has been the patient sufferzince of these 4 Declaration of Independence. Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. To Well 18119 Fr Sa 20r2l^ ^30[^j 24 125 ;26 3 OCTOBER NOVEMBER EBSHSHS TMMi [j JMk MM^M 14 15 16 17;i8 2i,^__23_24_25 SB] su]gog^[g][g][sa; D 26ir27l innffl Effl g Sj^i Mi Dnn [lil9 20 2122|3 2i Sn] DECEMBER loifni g[Tug[5J[S[Sa ID i J JJLl 12p 17jpil9^5^21^ CALENDAR 1974 JANUARY I Su^Woi|Tuj^[^[Sa] i; Xi]L9jl O 11 12 13141516 171819: P 21 22 23 24 25 261 l27|a2i30^LJG FEBRUARY [Su Mo T£ We i Th Ti^l Sa J cnuuu Ea [3 Ai AMl EE] 110 1112 13 1415161 [17 18 1920 2122 23] MARCH 1011l2 13 14l5l6 1718 19 20 21223 i]25^6i27[28a^0! APRIL Suj Mol Tu We -SIP^I^ Zjl 2 3 4 5 1 r 8] 9 10 1112 13 jffl5 16 17 18^19 20. gg][W]g MAY musi 12 13 1415161718 19 23) 21 22 23 24 25i 26^^2930 3Il] JUNE Su! i^f Thj[R^|[S^ DDD W EP 11 12 1314115] [16 [1718 19 20 ^g JULY So Mo Tn We Tli^i Sa T]l9j10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27j 28 29 30 31 ' n AUGUST Sn Mo SB®] ~nra HE a[ij[6ia:i3]ioj lll Z13lfl516l7] 18i9 20ir[22 2^24] [25^27 28 29 30 31] SEPTEMBER Moii;^g[5[^[s3 j L50[ri32[l3g4| [i5[16[il(II[li|0 OCTOBER Su]r Mo! Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Govern- ments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.