Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; ... Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 1

Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts; ... Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond Volume 1

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...Christian was to be a partner, if the scheme succeeded--Upon Mr Kennedys' return he Informed this Deponent that he had been to Col: Byrds' 'S had let him know the answer of Some of the Indian Cheiss; & communicated the same to this Deponent, which was, that they were willing to treat on the Subject--Not long after this & before any treaty was Resolved on, the Troubles with great Britain feemed to Threaten Serious Consequences, & this Deponent became a member of the first Virginia Convention & a member of the first Continental Congress, upon which, he determined with himself to disclaim all Concern and Connecion with Indian Purchases, for the Reasons, following, that is to say--He was Informed shortly after his Patriotic conarrival at Congress, of many Purchases of Indian Lands, shares in most, uct of Mr. or all of which were offer'd to this Deponent, & Constantly refused by enry him, because of the Enormity in the Extent to which the Bounds of those purchases were Carry'd--Another Reason for this Refusal was, that Disputes had arisen on the Subject of these purchases, & this Deponent, being a member of both Congress & Convention, conceived it improper for him to be concerned as a party in any of these partnerships: on which it was probable he might decide as a Judge--T he Deponent says he was further fixed in his Determination not to be concern'd in any Indian Purchase whatever, on the prospect of the Present War, by which the Sovereignty & Right of Disposal in the soil of America would probably be claimed by the American States--After conversing with the sd Wm Byrd & Communicating his Sentiments freely on the Subject, the Deponent saith that the scheme dropt: nor did it proceed further than is more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236977033
  • 9781236977038