History of the Colonization of the United States. Tenth Ed Volume 1

History of the Colonization of the United States. Tenth Ed Volume 1

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...not wholly interrupt the intercourse of the Dutch with the English colonies; and if, after the treaty of peace, the trade was considered contraband, the English restrictions were entirely disregarded.2 A remonstrance, addressed to ' Cromwell, demanded an unlimited liberty; and we may suppose that it was not refused; for, some months before Cromwell's death, the Virginians "invited the Dutch and all foreigners" to trade with them, on payment of 'no higher duty than that which was levied on such English vessels as were bound for a foreign port.3 Proposals' of peace and commerce between New Netherlands and Virginia were discussed without scruple by the respective colonial governments;4 and at last a special statute of' Virginia extended to every Christian nation, in amity _with England, a promise of liberty to trade and equal justice.5 At the restoration, Virginia enjoyed freedom of commerce with the whole world. Religions liberty advanced under the influence of independent domestic legislation. No churches had been erected except in the heart of the colony; 6 and there were so few ministers, that a bounty was offered 1 Hening, i. 382, 383. still more in the very rare little 9 Thurloe, v. 80. Hazard, 1'. volume by L. G. "Public Good 599--602. without Private Interest, or a Com3 Hening, i. 469. pendious Remonstrance of the Present Sad State and Condition of g4 The statements in this parathe English Colonie in Virginea; g-'i: .ph derive ample confirmation m the very copious Dutch Records at Albany, iv. 91; ix. 5759; iv. 96. 122. 165. 198; particularly iv. 211, where the rumor of an intended prohibition of Dutch trade in Virginia is alluded to in a letter from the W. I. Co. to Stuyvesant. That was...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953835
  • 9781236953834