Collections Volume 39

Collections Volume 39

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Governor as treachery. Father White says that by kindness to the Marylandcrs, the Governor "hoped to recover the more easily from the Royal Treasury a great amount of money due him." (Colonial Papers, p. 208-9; vol. viii. 65; II. Force White's Relation, p. 140.) No oflicial communication of these transactions appears to have been made by the Virginia authorities to the parent government. If Governor Harvey wrote at all, it was probably to Lord Baltimore, and with a view of making the King so grateful as to pay the arrears of his salary; for, in the previous September, his Lordship made an earnest application to Secretary Windebanke, to procure a letter of thanks fi'om the King to Sir John Harvey, for the assistance he had given to his Maryland plantation, and against Claybournc. Sir John Harvey obtained the royal letter of thanks and Windebanke's approval of his conduct, but no money. Windebauke charged him "to continue his assistance against Claybourue's malicious practices." But previously to this application of Lord Baltimore, Claybourne had been superseded in his place of Secretary of State in Virginia by Kemp, the author of the letter above. His lordship apparently had earlier information from the Colonies than any one else, either by the letters of his own officers or from Sir John Harvey, and had every motive for effecting the removal from oflice of so obnoxious a person as Claybourne. But the King, with whom the justice and equity of the Kent Islanders' claim apparently for the moment had more weight than the technicalities which, unknown to the King and contrary to his intentions and pledges, had been designedly inserted in the Maryland patent to give Lord Baltimore an exclusive and absolute...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960874
  • 9781236960870