Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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Councillor said he had a few things to say on the subject investigated this morning. First in regard to the attitude in which we stand to this and every other nation. They have virtually made us a nation to ourselves. The older a government is, the more corrupt it is. Where [Were?] we under any other government their conduct would be more persecuting & rigorous. The idea of being under the government of Victoria is worse than to be under the government of the . I dont wish to be under any government. I believe this is a government of itself. We need look for nothing but tyranny and oppression untill we can break the yoke ourselves. This government has taken from us every right which they ever gave to us, and they would no doubt destroy us from the earth if it were possible. This government does not afford us the protection [p. [19]]
Councillor said he had a few things to say on the subject investigated this morning. First in regard to the attitude in which we stand to this and every other nation. They have virtually made us a nation to ourselves. The older a government is, the more corrupt it is. Where [Were] we under any other government their conduct would be more persecuting & rigorous. The idea of being under the government of Victoria is worse than to be under the government of the . I dont wish to be under any government. I believe this is a government of itself. We need look for nothing but tyranny and oppression untill we can break the yoke ourselves. This government has taken from us every right which they ever gave to us, and they would no doubt destroy us from the earth if it were possible. This government does not afford us the protection [p. [19]]
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