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A well-read theorist could apply these to doges or stadtholders, but in 1789 the monarch in the forefront of American minds was still the king of England, against whom they had fought for eight and a half years.
John William Friso, however, also took the title, and his successors the stadtholders and kings of the Netherlands have all been designated princes of Orange-Nassau.
“Prince of Orange” was consequently borne by the stadtholders Maurice,
Though it was the residence of the stadtholders in former times, it was only a small village, and its notable features are of modern origin.
Her portrait is to be seen in all the shop windows, and all the stadtholders dine once a month in the
England or with France, as the party of the stadtholders or that of the people prevailed in the republic.
Witt had for a long time past foreseen the defeat of his cause, and he had carefully trained up the heir of the stadtholders, William of Nassau, the natural head of his adversaries.
A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5
May heaven preserve us from kings, princes, and stadtholders.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII
The toquis have in course the first claim to this high dignity, as being the hereditary generals and stadtholders of the republic; yet, disregarding all respect for superior rank, the council often entrusts this supreme power to the most deserving of the Ulmens, or even to an officer of an inferior class, considering only on this occasion the talents that are deemed necessary for command.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 05 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
Thus were the dictators occasionally named at Rome, and the stadtholders in the United Provinces; and thus, in mixed governments, the royal prerogative is occasionally enlarged, by the temporary suspension of laws, [Footnote: In Britain, by the suspension of the _Habeas Corpus_.] and the barriers of liberty appear to be removed, in order to vest a dictatorial power in the hands of the king.
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