sed to be subject to the laws of parliament, and had remonstrated against such subjection, as the loss of English liberty.
The Long Parliament had conceded the justice of the remonstrance.
The judges, on the restoration, decreed otherwise, and asserted the legislative supremacy of parliament over the colonies without restriction.
Such was the established common law of England.
Freeman's Reports, 175; Modern Reports, III. 159, 160; Vaughan's Reports, 170. 400; Modern Reports, IV. 225; Blackstone's Commentaries, i. 106—109.
Immediately on the restoration of Charles II., the
1660 convention parliament
12 Charles II.
c. IV. granted to the monarch a subsidy of twelve pence in the pound, that is, of five per cent., on all merchandise exported from, or imported into, the kingdom of England, or any of his majesty's dominions thereto belonging.
Same expression in 2 Anne, c. IX.; 3 Anne, c. v.; and in 21 George II.
The expression does not include the colonies. Doubts ari