The Friend Volume 4

The Friend Volume 4

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...In a history of Maryland, by John V. L. M'Mahon, published at Baltimore during the present year, several pages are devoted to an account 'of this controversy. Speaking of the grant, by the Duke of York to Penn, of the Delaware settlements, the writer says, "It is unnecessary here to remark upon the conduct of the one in granting that to which he had no title, and 9fhe other, in seeking for and accepting such a grant; with a full knowledge of its invalidity, for the single purpose of enabling himself to encroach upon Baltimore's territory under colour of right. The judgment of history has already been passed upon it, and we, of this day, who listen to nothing but the plaudits of Penn, may learn from a contrast of these, not only with his conduct on this occasion, but throughout his proprietary transactions with Baltimore, --' koto effectutty success will often gild usurpation and sanctify wrong.'" Vol. 1. p. 28. The reader who wishes to ascertain the facts in relation to this dispute, may collect them from the work last quoted, Proud's History of Pennsylvania, Hazard's State Papers, and more at length in an impartial and elaborate " Memoir on the controversy between William Penn and Lord Baltimore, respecting the boundaries of Pennsylvania and Maryland, by James Dunlop, esq." published in the first volume of the Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. It is from these sources, but more especially from the last, that the following sketch of the controversy has been compiled. The charters granted by the European monarchs, for the subjugation and settlement of America, are all marked with that ignorance of the real geography of the country, which was then universal. They were not only inconsistent with each...
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  • Paperback | 642 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,129g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979338
  • 9781236979339