The Patriot Constitution of 1812

The Patriot Constitution of 1812

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Provisional Government assented to and passed the 17 July 1812.
The Constitution of East Florida Preamble
The people of the province of East Florida have lived for years under a bondage almost unsupportable and though many of them have felt and all of them had witnessed the happiness which their neighbors divided from them only by the river St. Marys experienced, they remained in this abject state, sensible of their situation until they discovered that new attempts were made to oppress and degrade them. It might have been expected that a people who neither idolized their priest