Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 2

Harper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 Volume 2

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...(1666). Their acts were ap COLONIAL LOBDS OI' MANORS--COLONIAL GOVERNMENTS proved, and those of all the colonies except Massachusetts, which was ordered to "appoint five able and meet persons to make answer for refusing the jurisdiction of the King's commissioners." Although this order produced considerable alarm, the _sturdy magistrates of Massachusetts maintained their positions with much adroitness, and the country being engaged in a foreign war, the nation left his Majesty to fight alone for the maintenance of the royal prerogative. Massachusetts was victorious, and soon after the departure of the commissioners a force was sent to reestablish the authority of that colony over Maine. Colonial Lords of Manors, an order incorporated at Baltimore, Md., in 1910, Mrs. Hester Dorsey Richardson president. The New York branch has John Henry Livingston as president. The object of the order is to preserve the records of the uniquely interesting phase of feudal institutions which existed in several of the thirteen original colonies; to collect all that can be gleaned in public and private archives, manuscript or otherwise, relating to those who held manor lands with the rights and privileges of manors in England, such as the right to hold courtbaron and court-leet; to prepare a list of manor houses still existing; to locate portraits of lords and ladies of manors and to secure photographic copies of the same, and thus to contribute an unwritten page to the history of the American colonies. The eligibility list includes lords of manors, landgraves, caciques, and seignorial grants, the holders of which constituted a titled aristocracy in American colonies. Membership is composed of men and women whose descent from a lord of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760832
  • 9781236760838