Illustrations to British History, 55 B. C.-A. D. 1854; Being Extracts from Contemporary Dcuments and Literature

Illustrations to British History, 55 B. C.-A. D. 1854; Being Extracts from Contemporary Dcuments and Literature

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...hope of mines is very uncertain, and useth to make the planters lazy in other things. For government, let it be in the hands 7o of one, assisted with some counsel, and let them have commission to exercise martial laws, with some limitation; and, above all, let men make that profit of being in the wilderness, as they have God always and his service before their eyes. Let not the govern75 ment of the plantation depend upon too many counsellors and undertakers in the country that planteth, but upon a temperate number; and let those be rather noblemen and gentlemen than merchants; for they look ever to the present gain. Let there be freedom 80 from custom till the plantation be of strength: and not only freedom from custom, but freedom to carry their commodities where they may make their best of them, except there be some special cause of caution. Cram not in people by sending too fast company 85 after company; but rather hearken how they waste, and send supplies proportionably; but so as the number may live well in the plantation, and not by surcharge be in penury. It hath been a great endangering to the health of some plantations, that they 90 have built along the sea and rivers, and in marish and unwholesome grounds: therefore, though you begin there, to avoid carriage and other like discommodities, yet build still rather upwards from the streams than along. It concerneth likewise the health of the planta95 tion that they have good store of salt with them, that they may use it in their victuals when it shall be 66 moil work. necessary. If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them with trifies and gingles, but use them justly and graciously, with sufficient guard nevertheless; and do not win their favour by helping mo them to...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777824
  • 9781236777829