The Memorial History of Boston; Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880. Ed. by Justin Winsor Volume 1

The Memorial History of Boston; Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880. Ed. by Justin Winsor Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Wheelwright and many of his followers betook themselves when they also had license to remove themselves and their families out of Massachusetts. But both New Hampshire and Maine were, during a part of the colonial period, under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts; and everything relating to them belongs to the history of the colony rather than to the history of the town. With the French colonies Boston had so frequent and various relations that the whole colony came to be known as the colony of Boston, or Baston, as the name was commonly written;8 and the inhabitants of Massachusetts, and even of the other colonies, were designated as Boston men, or "Bostonnais." Schemes for its capture more than once formed part of the ambitious designs of the French chiefs at Quebec.4 It was probably to these schemes that we owe at least two of the most interesting of the early maps of Boston.5 Indeed, the relations of Boston and of Massachusetts to the quarrels of two rival French governors of Acadia (La Tour and D'Aulnay) form one of the most curious and interesting episodes in the early history of the town and of the colony.6 The questions growing out of the rivalry of these ambitious and unscrupulous men fill a large space in our colonial annals; but, as they are questions which originated in the desire of the Boston merchants to increase the foreign trade of the town, they may very properly be treated here at some length. In the discussion of them, party lines were for the first time drawn between town and country. The course which the colonial government followed was in accordance with the wishes and with the approval of the people of Boston, while the remonstrances came from Ipswich and Salem and other places which could expect to derive little...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589262
  • 9781236589262