Colonial Currency Reprints, 1682-1751; With an Introduction and Notes Volume 3
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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...Summary," in an account of a riot in 1 Summary, etc., Vol. I, pp. 35, 51, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 148. See also note to page 21, Vol. II, where he says he collected eleven hundred indigenous plants for an herbarium. Boston in 1747 caused by the impressment of a large number of sailors by the admiral.1 He was discursive and did not hesitate to abandon temporarily his narrative for what he was wont to term a digression. Even in so short a pamphlet as this "Essay," he says on page 20, " I cannot avoid, by way of Digression to make some Remarks on long Credit." In his "Summary" he had opportunity for indulgence in this whim with the result that we have in the first volume alone, "a digression on Whaling" (pp. 56-61), "A digression. A short history of the South-Sea company affairs " (pp. 74-87), "A digression concerning sugar," (pp. 115-118), "A digression concerning the religions of ancient nations" (pp. 162-167)," A digression concerning the settling of the colonies in general; with an Utopian amusement, or loose proposals, towards regulating the British colonies in the north Continent of America" (pp. 233-262), " A digression concerning the magnetic needle, commonly called the mariner's compafs," (pp. 262-272), "A digression giving some further accounts of the late endeavours towards a north-west passage to China," (pp. 283286), "A digression concerning fisheries" (pp. 294-304), " A digression concerning some late British Expeditions against Canada" (pp. 309-316). It will be seen that these so-called digressions were all of them related, and most of them closely related, to the subject concerning which...
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