The constitution of most of the Colonies was formed by accident, and not by forethought. It hardly could enter into the breasts of the legislature, when they granted them charters for their security and protection in trade, that these colonies, entirely dependent on them, should, in a future period, aim at independency, and endeavour to form an internal government among themselves, to the prejudice of the state to whom they owed their very being. One of their great quarrels with the Parliament of Great Britain, is the power of the Crown to appoint their judges with a fixed salary, which would render, the course of justice more equal, give the law a proper force, and prevent these licentious disorders. This right they cannot refuse to Parliament, because it is reserved to them in the very bosom of every American charter, and yet these restraints more nearly affect Great Britain herself than they do the Americans.