Calendar of State Papers; Colonial Series. America and West Indies Volume 10

Calendar of State Papers; Colonial Series. America and West Indies Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... to the commander of the fortifications in Scotland, and for new guns and gunners to be sent to Clarendon battery. Orders as to a vessel driven in by stress of weather and obliged to unlade. Order for 1697. the militia to be exercised weekly till further order. Bill to raise a strength of labourers read thrice and passed. Orders for payments. Agreement for the hire of u sloop for the island's service. Order for Captain Daniel Reeves to cruise for a period not exceeding twenty days. Banl of Trade.. Barbados, 65. p. 189-192. Feb. 11. 704. Memorial of Sir Henry Ashurst and Edmund Harrison to Council of Trade and Plantations. (1) The answer of the Agents of New York (X. 691) agrees that the first five paragraphs of Mr. Harrison's memorial are true, and yet asks for proof of the proposed advantages, which are self-evident. (2) The 1st, 3rd and last paragraphs consent that a union of all the forces of the Continent under one head would be advantageous, but would have the same settled by Act of Parliament, which in design is fallacious, for it will only tend to delay and to create clamour in the Parliament about the people's rights. The writers while seeming to insist on these rights propose to take them away by Act of Parliament. (3) The Memorial owns the grants and privileges of the several Colonies and proposes that all advantages in their civil Government be inviolable, and therefore that the Generalissimo be continued during the war only. We need not reply to all the arguments on that point. (4) It is admitted that great benefit will arise from the union of all the forces under one head, but the answer takes no notice of the advantages of such union for removing the French entirely from that part of America. As to the refusal of the people...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797566
  • 9781236797568