Amendment I (Petition and Assembly)
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Bill of Rights, secs. 5, 131 W. & M., 2d sess., c. 2 , 16 Dec. 1689
5. That it is the right of the subjects to petition the King, and all committments [sic] and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
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13. And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening, and preserving of the laws, parliaments ought to be held frequently.
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