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Unformatted text preview: that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes committed against the LIBERTIES of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the live of another IN every state of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in The most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injuries A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a people who mean to be free. Future ages Will scarcely believe that the hardiness of one man adventured, within the short Compass of twelve years only, to lay a foundation so broad and so undisguised For tyranny over a people fostered and fixed in principles of freedom....
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- Spring '12