Petitioned sentence example

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  • Congress was petitioned to organize a separate Territory.
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  • The citizens of London having suffered from the depredations of thieves and felons who escaped into Southwark, petitioned parliament for protection.
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  • Two days before the affair of Werbach (24th of July), however, the second chamber had petitioned the grand-duke to end the war and enter into an offensive and defensive alliance with Prussia.
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  • In February 1788 Shays and Parsons petitioned for pardon, and this was granted by the legislature in the following June.
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  • Wearied out by their oppressions, its chief in 1812 petitioned for English protection, on the condition of his state becoming tributary on the expulsion of the Mahrattas.
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  • Mason then petitioned again, and this time Massachusetts was requested to send agents to England to answer his complaints.
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  • The Doukhobors themselves asked for permission to leave Russia, and the Society of Friends petitioned the emperor to the same effect.
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  • And, as he saw that the marriage with Anne Boleyn was determined upon, he petitioned the king to be allowed to resign the Great Seal, alleging failing health.
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  • The abbot did his best to avoid the dignity, petitioned the emperor Maurice.
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  • On the death of Prince Albert in September 1906, the Brunswick diet petitioned the Bundesrat to allow the youngest son of the duke of Cumberland to succeed to the duchy on renouncing his personal claims to the crown of Hanover.
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  • The bishop appointed the last borough bailiff in 1681, and though the inhabitants in 1772 petitioned for a bailiff the town remained under a steward and grassmen until the 19th century.
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  • At last, indeed, the dissidents themselves even petitioned the empress to leave them alone.
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  • In 1629 Whitby petitioned for incorporation on the ground that the town was in decay through want of good government and received letters patent giving them self-government..
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  • The insurrection was quickly suppressed, but the citizens soon grew tired of a military government, and in 1848 and again in 1849 petitioned Congress for a government " purely civil in character."
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  • In 1868 the Europeans in Great Namaqualand and Damaraland petitioned for annexation to Great Britain.
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  • The Uitlanders once more petitioned, over 34,000 persons signing a memorial to the Raad for the extension of the franchise.
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  • In 1449 the Lisbon Juderias were stormed and sacked, and between 1450 and 1481 the cortes four times petitioned the Crown to enforce the anti-Jewish provisions of the canon law.
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  • Meanwhile a convention at Tucson in 1856 sent a delegate to Congress and petitioned for independent territorial government.
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  • His second wife, whom he had married just before his arrest, tried in vain for his release; she even petitioned the House of Lords on his behalf.
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  • They in turn petitioned the crown to abandon the Spanish alliance, which they regarded as the source of all the mischief.
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  • At the Restoration, George, Lord Berkeley, who had been one of the commissioners to invite Charles II.'s return from the Hague, petitioned for a higher place in parliament, claiming a barony by right of tenure before 1295, but his claim was silenced by his advancement on September 11, 1679, to be viscount of Dursley and earl of Berkeley.
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  • Mary of Modena, the exiled queen of James II., at the instance of the Visitation, petitioned in 1697 for a proper Feast of the Sacred Heart.
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  • These again petitioned for a remission of their farm, which in 14 4 6 was reduced to £10 yearly.
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  • Twice the Commons petitioned the crown to seize the temporalities of the church and apply them to such national purposes as relief of taxation, maintenance of the poor and the support of new lords and knights.
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  • In Edward II.'s reign the burgesses petitioned for the restoration of rights bestowed by a pretended charter from Athelstan.
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  • In the summer of 181 o he with several of his fellows students at Andover had petitioned the general association of ministers to be sent to Asiatic missionary fields.
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  • So much trade jealousy was aroused that both Houses of Parliament petitioned William III.
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  • The volume is dedicated to the king of England, where Convocation at Cranmer's instance had, in December 1534, petitioned for an authorized English version of the Scriptures.
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  • In 1641 the blanket-makers petitioned the crown against vexatious trade regulations; in 1673 the town is described as "driving a good trade for blankets and rugs."
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  • A Union convention, including representatives from all the eastern and a few of the middle counties, met on the 17th of June 1861 and petitioned Congress to be admitted as a separate state.
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  • She petitioned the King to terminate the abeyance in her favor.
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  • He was one of the executors of Edward IV.'s will in 1483, and the story of the future Richard III., while preparing Morton's arrest, joking with him about the strawberries the bishop grew in his garden at Holborn is well known and apparently authentic. Oxford University in vain petitioned for Morton's release, and after some weeks in the Tower he was entrusted to the duke of Buckingham's charge at Brecknock.
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  • In 1854 the Utah legislature created the county of Carson, which included all the settlements in western Utah; but the inhabitants sought to rid themselves of all connexion with the people of the Salt Lake region, and petitioned Congress to annex them to California.
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  • In 1778, when General Thomas Goddard made his bold march across India, the state of Bhopal was the only Indian power that showed itself friendly; and in 1809 when another British expedition under General Close appeared in the same parts, the nawab of Bhopal petitioned earnestly but in vain to be received under British protection.
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  • Franklin had repeatedly petitioned Congress for his recall, but his letters were unanswered or his appeals refused until the 7th of March 1785, when Congress resolved that he be allowed to return to America; on the 10th of March Thomas Jefferson, who had joined him in August of the year before, was appointed to his place.
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  • But, as such an appointment was obviously convenient, the lords petitioned for a steward; and a fresh commission was accordingly issued in an amended form, which recited the petition, and omitted words implying that the appointment was necessary.
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  • Transferred to the gatehouse at Westminster, he was so abominably treated that his father petitioned Elizabeth that he might either be brought to trial and put to death, if found guilty, or removed in any case from "that filthy hole."
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  • At that time a famous joke of Ermolov's was being circulated, that as a great favor he had petitioned the Emperor to make him a German.
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  • Apparently, in October 2007, the defunct backup dancer petitioned the court for Britney to pay his $160,000 legal bills.
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  • Palin petitioned the court for back child support as well as asking for nearly two thousand dollars per month.
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  • Members petitioned the Illinois legislature to become a state policing agency to stop to the cruel and inhumane treatment of animals at Union Stock Yards throughout the state.
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  • In the early 19th century, descendants of the French and Spanish called themselves Creoles and successfully petitioned the City Council to lift the ban on masks.
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  • Filmmakers and critics petitioned the French government to sponsor a more impartial festival, and the Cannes Film Festival was born, situated in the French Mediterranean luxury beach resort of Cannes.
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  • The Cedillos, Snyders and Hazelhursts petitioned the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters for compensation from the NVICP on behalf of their autistic children in 2007.
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  • Shaftesbury, with fifteen other peers, petitioned the king that it might as usual be held in the capital.
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  • The wealthier metropolitan parishes became discontented with the form of local government to which they remained subject, and in 1897 Kensington and Westminster petitioned to be created boroughs by the grant of charters under the Municipal Corporation Acts.
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  • They were rejected both by Queen Elizabeth, and, after the Hampton Court Conference petitioned about them, by King James I.
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  • Under the Territorial government when first organized the governor was given an extensive appointing power, as well as the right of an absolute veto on all legislation, but this speedily resulted in such friction between him and the legislature that Congress was petitioned for his removal, with the outcome that the office has since been much restricted in its appointing power, and the veto has been subjected to the ordinary United States limit, i.e.
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  • On hearing that the sentence was commuted to life-long imprisonment, he declared that the pardon was harder than the punishment, and vainly petitioned for leave to serve his king for the rest of his life as a common soldier.
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  • Thereupon Mason, in January 1679, petitioned the king to appoint a governor who should have jurisdiction over all the lands which he claimed, and on the 18th of September of this year New Hampshire was constituted a separate province with a government vested in a president and council appointed by the king and an assembly chosen by the people.
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  • New Hampshire, being on the more friendly terms with the home government, finally petitioned the king to decide the matter, and in 1737 a royal order referred it to a commission to be composed of councillors from New York, Nova Scotia and Rhode Island.
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  • The petition may allege that the election was avoided as to the borough or ward on the ground of general bribery, &c., or that the election of the person petitioned against was avoided by corrupt practices, or by personal disqualification, or that he had not the majority of lawful votes.
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  • On the i 1 th of March a meeting of " young Czechs " at Prague drew up a petition embodying nationalist and liberal demands; and on the same day the diet of Lower Austria petitioned the crown to summon a meeting of the delegates of the diets to set the Austrian finances in order.
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  • Sir Hugh Gough and other commanders-inchief had petitioned for the removal of India's chief arsenal from Delhi to Umballa; and Lord Dalhousie himself had protested against the reduction of the British element in the army.
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  • The dukedom for which Arundel had petitioned Charles I.
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  • The congress of zemstvos, hitherto the focus of Liberalism, had petitioned the government, before the opening of the third Duma, to take measures for the restoration of order.
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  • The people petitioned for the punishment of those who were responsible for the execution of Matthias and his associates and for the removal of the high priest.
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  • Caligula was not predisposed to favour the favourites of Tiberius; and Antipas, having petitioned him for the title of king at the instigation of Herodias, was banished from his tetrarchy and (apparently) was put to death in 39.
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  • In 1588 the leading persons of Pembrokeshire, with Bishop Anthony Rudd of St David's at their head, petitioned Queen Elizabeth to fortify the Haven against the projected Spanish invasion, upon which the block-houses of Dale and Nangle at either side of the mouth of the harbour were accordingly erected.
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  • When it was found that the Spanish governor did not accept these plans in good faith, another convention was held on the 26th of September which declared West Florida to be an independent state, organized a government and petitioned for admission to the American Union.
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  • Francisco Borgia, while duke of Gandia, petitioned Paul III.
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  • In 1284 the inhabitants petitioned the burgesses of Hereford for a certified copy of the customs of the latter town, and these furnished a model for the later demands of the growing community at Cardiff from its lords, while Cardiff in turn furnished the model for the Glamorgan towns such as Neath and Kenfig.
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  • The evil is of very long standing, for in 1306 the citizens petitioned Edward I.
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  • Fareham returned two members to the parliament of 1306, but two years later it petitioned against representation on the ground of expense.
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  • When Manasseh ben Israel in 1655 petitioned for the return of the Jews who had been expelled by Edward I., Carvajal took part in the agitation and boldly avowed his Judaism.
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  • In the following year the Regulators attempted to elect new members to the assembly and petitioned the newly-elected house.
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  • At last matters became so intolerable that the merchants of London and Bristol petitioned the crown to take possession and restore order, and Captain Woodes Rogers was sent out as the first crown governor and arrived at New Providence in 1718.
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