TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY MAGNA CHARTA DAMES AND BARONS, POTENTIAL MEMBERS AND THOSE WHO SHARE OUR INTEREST IN THE PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY
FROM LEWIS L. NEILSON JR., CHANCELLOR
DATE: JUNE 22, 2002
We continue to increase our e-mail list. To those of you who are new to our list we welcome you to receive our Electronic Newsletter and hope that you will find our Society and our mission to be interesting. Since a primary mission of our Society is to develop awareness of Magna Charta we wish to expand the circulation of our Electronic Newsletter by increasing our e-mail address list particularly including those are members of lineage societies and/or who might share our interest in the principles of Constitutional Liberty.
We encourage you to check our Website regularly for new developments and information. The link to the Newsletter on the Website is: http://www.magnacharta.org/enews62002.htm The link to the Website is: http://www.magnacharta.org. Please also refer to OUR E-MAIL LIST at the end of this Newsletter.
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This Electronic Newsletter focuses on the Magna Carta Exhibit Opening and Luncheon on July 3, 2002. All of our members in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been sent invitations by regular mail and this Electronic Newsletter is to inform those on our email list of the program who might wish to attend or might visit Philadelphia during the Exhibit. If you wish to attend please call our office as well as sending your check as soon as possible. We anticipate a sell-out although there are currently seats available for the luncheon.
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Magna Charta Exhibit in Philadelphia, July 3, 2002. Opening 10:00 AM - Luncheon Noon - Speaker The Rt Hon the Lord Goldsmith, Her Majesty's Attorney General
Our Society is pleased to participate in the opening celebration of the Magna Carta Exhibit at the Independence Visitor’s Center at Sixth and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA at 10:00 AM on July 3, 2002. The Rt Hon the Lord Goldsmith, Her Majesty’s Attorney General, will open the Exhibit and will present an address on the "Common Roots of the Common Law" at a noon luncheon to be held at the Downtown Club, 11th Floor, Sixth and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA. Our Society is handling reservations for the opening and luncheon.
This Exhibit of an original Magna Carta, dated 1297, is the result of the unified effort of members of the Judiciary, Bar and Government as well as interested individuals and corporations. The success of the Exhibit reflects the commitment to the rule of law established and enhanced by the Magna Carta. We look forward to hearing Lord Goldsmith articulate the development of the Common Law within law-based States committed to individual rights and freedoms. He will also focus on the challenges the United Kingdom faces since September 11, 2001 between preservation of individual rights and the need to protect broader national security interests.
We are pleased that this Exhibit is during the Golden Jubilee Year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II. Our Society is honored to participate and to offer this event to our members and guests as a Golden Jubilee activity.
The cost for the opening and luncheon will be $35.00 per person with a cash bar. If you wish to subscribe, please respond with the attachment below before June 28, 2002. Since space is very limited for this outstanding event, we encourage you to respond promptly. Please call our office if you wish to attend to make sure there is enough space. If you have any questions, you may also call our office at 215-836-5022.
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To: National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons: P. O. Box 4222, Phila., PA 19144
Please accept my subscription for the opening and luncheon on July 3, 2002. I
am enclosing a check payable to the National Society Magna Charta Dames and
Barons for ________ subscriptions @$35.00 each; total ___________. I have listed
the subscribers on the reverse side for seating.
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Information Concerning the 1297 Magna Carta at the National Archives and Records Administration webpage:
PRESS RELEASE DATED JUNE 19, 2002 FOR MAGNA CARTA EXHIBIT
Magna Carta, Charter On Which U.S. Freedoms Are Based, To Be Exhibited
Exclusively On America’s Most Historic Square Mile
In June 1215, King John of
generations to come.
Coke’s, Chief Justice during the reign of King James, reinterpretation of
Magna Carta in the early 17th century underlined several major principles: that
everyone has a right to a jury trial before imprisonment, that the law must be
obeyed by everyone including kings, and that there are certain rights, which no
law can take away.
colonists raised arms against
interpretation of Magna Carta was widely read by American law students such as
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
Like the barons of 1215, the colonists petitioned their grievances
against the Stamp Act of 1765 by declaring the Act “against the Magna Carta
and the natural rights of Englishmen, and therefore, according to Lord Coke,
null and void.” On the eve of the
Federal Convention in
The Magna Carta
copy is owned by H. Ross Perot, one of five known surviving copies of Magna
Carta that were commissioned by King Edward I in 1297 and entered on the English
statute rolls and the only copy residing permanently in the
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I hope that each of you are well. Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions. Chancellor@magnacharta.org
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