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LINES He has incited treasonable insurrections of our fellow citizens, with the Allurements of forfeiture and confiscation of our property He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase
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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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