The Century Book of the American Colonies; The Story of the Pilgrimage of a Party of Young People to the Sites of the Earliest American Colonies

The Century Book of the American Colonies; The Story of the Pilgrimage of a Party of Young People to the Sites of the Earliest American Colonies

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...even at the time of the Revolution, he said, the province was known as the "Jerseys" in the details of Washington's campaigns. "The population at that time," said Uncle Tom, "was largely English in stock and speech--'a rustical people," one of the colonial governors called them. Their towns were small and country-like; their farms were unfenced and unscientific. A cow and a side-saddle were the best wedding outfit a Jersey country girl would receive from her father at her marriage." "Gracious!" cried Marian. "What did he expect her to do? Saddle the cow and ride to her own wedding?" "Give it up," said Uncle Tom. "I suppose her husband was expected at least to provide a horse to fit the saddle. The New Jersey of colonial days was a simple, hard-working, thrifty farmers' community, so unostentatious in manners that we read of one of its governors sitting on a stump in his meadow, laying down the law and judging cases, and so loyal to trje powers across the sea that ruled or neglected it that one hot-headed man was prosecuted and fined simply for saying bad words about his Grace the Duke of Cumberland, whom loyal Englishmen in England did not hesitate to call the 'Butcher.' But out of thrift and moderation and simplicity came, in time, a sturdy independence that could stand beside Connecticut and Virginia in backing up the rebellious spirit of Massachusetts in 1768, and could give to the new republic such patriots and heroes as the Livingstons of Liberty Hall, the Stocktons of Princeton, signers, soldiers, and sailors, Witherspoon, the college president who taught his students the worth of freedom, and Dayton and Paterson and Brearly, who, with another Livingston, put their names...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533496
  • 9781236533494