A Discourse on the Early Constitutional History of Connecticut: Delivered Before the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, May 17, 1843

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第 6 頁 - Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid ; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
第 8 頁 - God; which choice shall be made by all that are admitted freemen and have taken the oath of fidelity...
第 7 頁 - ... well knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people at all seasons as occasion shall require; do therefore associate and conjoin ourselves to be as one Public State or Commonwealth...
第 7 頁 - ... Confederation together, to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess, as also, the discipline of the Churches, which according to the truth of the said Gospel is now practiced amongst us; as also in our civil affairs to be guided and governed according to such Laws, Rules, Orders and Decrees as shall be made, ordered, and decreed as follows: 1.
第 11 頁 - Oath recorded for that purpose, shall have power to administer justice according to the Laws here established, and for want thereof, according to the rule of the Word of God...
第 7 頁 - ... do therefore associate and conjoin ourselves to be as one Public State or Commonwealth; and do for ourselves and our successors and such as shall be adjoined to us at any time hereafter, enter into Combination and Confederation together, to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess, as also, the discipline of the Churches, which according to the truth of the said Gospel is now practiced amongst us...
第 22 頁 - ... the solemnizing of it. And the form of the proclamation is as followeth : — " Although We have not received any form of proclamation by order from his Majesty or Council of State, for the proclaiming his Majesty in this Colony, yet the Court, taking encouragement from what hath been in the rest of the United Colonies, hath thought fit to declare publicly and proclaim that we do acknowledge his royal Highness, Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, to be our Sovereign...
第 22 頁 - And, for the tune of doing it, it was concluded to be done the next morning at nine of the clock; and the military company was desired to come to the solemnizing of it. And the form of the proclamation is as followeth : — " Although We have not received any form of proclamation by order from his Majesty or Council of State, for the proclaiming his Majesty in this Colony, yet the Court, taking encouragement from what hath been in the rest of the United Colonies, hath thought fit to declare publicly...
第 5 頁 - The instrument foamed by them has been called " the first example in history of a written constitution, — a distinct organic law, constituting a government, and defining its powers.
第 6 頁 - January, 1639, is the earliest precedent of a written constitution, proceeding from a people, and in their name establishing and defining a government.

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