History of the Colonization of the United States. Tenth Ed Volume 2

History of the Colonization of the United States. Tenth Ed 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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...obstinate self-will, they promise to protect Bacon against every armed force; and after long and earnest arguments, held before the people in the open air from noon till midnight, it was resolved that, even if troops should 1 Burwell Account, 39--41. Aug. THE GRAND REBELLION IN VIRGINIA. arrive from England, Virginia would resist till an appeal could leach the king in person.1 Fortified by the vote of the people, Bacon proceeded against the Indians, while Berkeley withdrew beyond the Chesapeake, and, by promises of booty, endeavored to collect an army on the eastern shore, and among the seamen in the harbor. The condition of Bacon and his followers became critical. Drummond, who was versed in the early history of Virginia, advised that Berkeley should be deposed, and Sir Henry Chichely substituted as governor. The counsel was disliked. Do not make so strange of it, said Drummond, for I can show, from ancient records, that such things have been done in Virginia.2 Besides, the period of ten years, for which Berkeley was appointed, had already expired.3 After much discussion, it was agreed, that the retreat of the governor should be taken for an abdication; and Bacon, who had been a member of the council, with four of his colleagues, issued writs for a representative convention of the people, by which the affairs of the colony should be managed. Virginia was revolutionized by the act of its own inhabitants, and government was instituted on the basis of popular power. The wives of Virginia statesmen shared the enthusiasm. The child that is unborn, said Sarah Drummond, a notorious and wicked rebel, shall have cause to rejoice for the good that will come by the rising of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684758X
  • 9781236847584