Amendment I (Petition and Assembly)
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Resolution of the House of Commons1669Robertson 27
(1) That it is an inherent right of every commoner in England to prepare and present Petitions to the House of [Volume 5, Page 189] Commons in case of grievances, and the House of Commons to receive the same.
(2) That it is an undoubted right and privilege of the Commons to judge and determine concerning the nature and matter of such petitions, how far they are fit or unfit to be received.
Robertson, C. Grant, ed. Select Statutes, Cases and Documents to Illustrate English Constitutional History, 1660--1832. 4th ed., rev. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1923.
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