ion from the ancient records of the common law, so familiar and dear to the framers of the Constitution.
It is said by Mr. Burke, in his magnificent speech on Conciliation with America, that nearly as many of Blackstone's Commentaries were sold in he scaffold or to exile, even as their country's enemies.
And those brave Englishmen, who, at home, under the lead of Edmund Burke, even against their own country, espoused the cause of our fathers, shared the same illogical impeachment, which was ts.
But the same ignominious confession was made, some time after the war, in open debate, on the floor of Congress, by Mr. Burke, a Representative from South Carolina:—
There is not a gentleman on the floor who is a stranger to the feeble sit was assembled without any requisition on the part of the Supreme Power.
Another petition from New York, presented by Edmund Burke, was flatly rejected, as claiming rights derogatory to Parliament.
And still another petition from Massachusetts Bay