Contributions to the Early History of Perth Amboy and Adjoining Country; With Sketches of Men and Events in New Jersey During the Provincial Era

Contributions to the Early History of Perth Amboy and Adjoining Country; With Sketches of Men and Events in New Jersey During the Provincial Era

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...the authority it exercised, he denied the right of that body to interrogate him, and refused to answer any questions propounded. He was therefore declared an enemy to the country, and Lieutenant-colonel Bowes Reed was directed to keep him safely guarded until the pleasure of the Continental Congress should be known.59 As has bee- stated, the arrest of Governor Franklin was based upon an alleged infraction or implied contempt of the" resolution of the Continental Congress, adopted 15th May preceding; but it is probable the proclamation referred to was only adopted as an available excuse for doing what had doubtless been for some time determined on. It has been advanced as a reason for the interference at that precise time, that the object of the Governor was to create confusion in the administration of the public affairs by arraying the Assembly against the Convention. But it must be remembered that for more than a year, during which these two bodies had existed, there had been no conflicting action between them. More than one third of the members of the Convention in 1775 were also members of the Assembly, and there were many others of the latter body equally as well affected to the colonial cause; and, although, in the Convention of 1776, the number of the members of the Assembly in the Convention was reduced to seven, yet the political character of the Assembly remained unchanged, and I have failed to discover any documents that indicate a probability that the Governor could have moulded that body to any sinister views he may have entertained. The Governor, however, in a long communication addressed "The original minutes, in my pos-tody" erased and "under safeguard" session, have the words "in safe...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655079X
  • 9781236550798