Society of the Supporters of the Bill of Rights

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SOCIETY OF THE SUPPORTERS OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

London Tavern, January 17, 1775.

At a Meeting of the Supporters of the Bill of Rights, held this day, the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London in the Chair, it was

Resolved unanimously, That the liberties, franchises, and chartered rights of our fellow-subjects in America, are so nearly connected with those of Great Britain, that the subversion of either must prove equally fatal to both.

Resolved unanimously, That it be earnestly recommended to such members of this society, who have seats in Parliament, to exert themselves in bringing to the justice of their country the advisers of measures for establishing arbitrary Government over our affectionate fellow-subjects in America, by Taxing them without their consent; refusing them a fair Trial by Jury; establishing Popery, and taking from them the right of the Habeas Corpus Act; and to obtain for that much injured people a full redress of grievances. By order of the Society,

JOHN WILKES, Chairman.