English_Liberties_1705

English_Liberties_1705 - Give Me Liberty! Sources of...

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Give Me Liberty! Sources of Freedom History Center Sources of Freedom: Legal Claims to English Liberties (1705) In this excerpt from testimony in front of a Massachusetts court, the royal governor accused two cart drivers of failing to show him deference when he encountered them on the road. The court ruled against the governor, making this a landmark case regarding the authority of public officials. In this excerpt from testimony in front of a Massachusetts court, the royal governor accused two cart drivers of failing to show him deference when he encountered them on the road. The court ruled against the governor, making this a landmark case regarding the authority of public officials. Account of Governor Joseph Dudley: The Governour informs the Queens Officers of her majesty's Superior Court that on Friday the seventh of December last past he took his journey from Roxbury towards New Hampshire and the Province of Maine for her majesty's immediate service there. ...[He] had not proceeded above a mile from home before he met two carts in the Road Loaded with wood, of which the Carters were as he is since informed Winchester and Trowbridge. The Charet [coach] wherein the Governour was had three sitters and their Servants. ..drawn by four horses, one very unruly, & was attended only at that instant by Mr. William Dudley, the Governour's son. When the Governour saw the two carts approaching he directed his son to bid them to
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