The History of the United States of North America from the Plantation of the British Colonies Till Their Revolt and Declaration of Independence; In Four Volumes Volume 4

The History of the United States of North America from the Plantation of the British Colonies Till Their Revolt and Declaration of Independence; In Four Volumes Volume 4

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ... state and her authority and institutions. The folly which she committed in totally neglecting this lesson, may be palliated, perhaps, by the consideration of those efforts which were made both by friends and by enemies of the Americans to disguise its real import, and of the fluctuating state of the British cabinet at this period, which was very unfavourable to deliberate and consistent councils. 1 Ann. Reg. for 1765 and for 1766. Franklin's Memoirs. Belknap. Gordon. Burk's Virginia. Ramsay. Bradford. Eliot. Rogers. CHAPTER II. Sentiments of the Americans.--Leading Politicians in America--Randolph--Jefferson--Adams--Hancock--Rutledge, and others.--Renewed collision between British prerogative and American liberty.--New York resists the Act for quartering troops.--Acts of Parliament taxing tea and other commodities in America--and suspending the Legislature of New York.--Policy of France Progress of American discontent.--Circular Letter of the Massachusetts Assembly.--Governor Bernard's Misrepresentations.--Royal Censure of the Massachusetts Assembly.--Riot at Boston.--Firmness--and Dissolution of the Massachusetts Assembly.--Convention in Massachusetts.--. Occupation of Boston by British troops.--Violence of the British Parliament.--Resolutions of the Virginian Assembly--and concurrence of the other provinces.--Remonstrance against British troops in Massachusetts.--Miscellaneous transactions--Dr. Witherspoon--Dartmouth College--Methodism in America--Origin of Kentucky--Daniel Boon. BOOK The controversy with regard to the Stamp Act ended as some previous disputes between Britain and America had 1766. done, by an adjustment ill calculated to afford lasting satisfaction to either country, and leaving each in possession of pretensions denied by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620364
  • 9781236620361