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III. That it is inseparably essential to the freedom of a people, and the undoubted right of Englishmen, that no taxes be imposed on them, but with their own consent, given personally, or by their representatives. IV. That the people of these colonies are not, and from their local circumstances cannot be, represented in the House of Commons in Great-Britain. V. That the only representatives of the people of these colonies, are persons chosen therein by themselves, and that no taxes ever have been, or can be constitutionally imposed on them, but by their respective legislature.

The above quote is from


John Dickinson's "Letters From A Farmer in Pennsylvania".


Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress.


the Treaty of Paris (1763).


the Olive Branch Petition.


the Declaration of Independence.

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