1 South Carolina: in a congress, begun and holden at Charles-Town, on Wednesday the first day of November one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and continued, by divers adjournments, to Tuesday the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six : a constitution, or form of government, agreed to, and resolved upon, by the representatives of South Carolina 1 (1776)

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      the firft da y of Novembher  one  thoufand  feven.
      hundred   and  feventyive,   and   contmued,   by
      dhvers ajournments, to      Tu/day   the  twrenty-
      fixth day  of  Mrch,   one  thoniand  ftvenhas
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    HERE   ASthe Britiflh ParlamenT, claIming ofIs years g right A
       bind heaNoth- eyiaI
       bn a  rColonies by lawin all cafei whatfoever,
have enaiyed tatutes for raifing a revenge in thofecolonies, and dirpoing
of fach revenue as thy thought propWer  wtho  the coden, and againf
t he will of the colonifts. And vwhereas,it appearing to theim , that (they/,
not being, reprefealted in Parliament) fuch claim wras shtogether uncon-
ftitutional , and, i~f admitted, would at once ireduce them from t .he rank o-f
Free.men to a (tate of the maft abje- a ery - the faid colonies, teeoe
feverally retnonfkrated aga-inf th , efaing, and Petitioned forthe re~peal OE
-thofe as-but in vain, And whezreas the faidl claim being perfifted i0n,:;
other unconftitutional and oppreffw itatutes have been fince ens ed, b7
which the powers of the Admiralty Co urtsin the colonies are extended be
yond their ancient limits, and juridiion is given to fuch Courts in cafes
fimilar to thofe which in Great-Britain are triable by jury -erfonsare li-
able to be fent to, and tried in, Great Britain, for an offence created and
made capital by one of thofe 9tres, though committed in the colonies-
the harbour of Eodon was blocked appeople indiaed for murder in the
Maffachutts-Bay, may, at the will of the Governor, be fent for tria to any
other colony, or even to GreatBritainthe charterd concittion lof go,
Yr gnment imthat colon i's mteriallyaredt-theA mngliha    aafire

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