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his support was authorized to raise the posse comitatus, if necessary; and also by the Riot act he had the power of dispersing tumultuous assemblies. The minister was now attempting to brand with the imputation of sedition all those who employed the same language which Mr. PITT himself had once held. But under the sanction of the venerable father of this apostate minister, the great earl of CHATHAM, he would maintain that the people of England might, and ought to defend their rights if necessary, by the last extremity to which freemen could resort. For my part,” exclaimed this celebrated advocate of the constitution, “ I shall never cease to struggle in support of liberty. In no situation will I desert the cause. born a free man. I will never die a slave."

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