Middle Colonies. New England

Middle Colonies. New England

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...King Charles I. days." He served from February 1709 to May 1717. The mildness of his manners at the outset was highly pleasing; and unbroken harmony prevailed for five years, until the session of 1714. Then the storm broke, and it raged with unabated fury throughout the remainder of his term. His mind had undoubtedly became deranged. The 15th of February was the convening day set; but bad weather prevented a quorum. The next day an organization was effected, and a committee sent to notify the governor; Gookin roundly abused them and drove them away. The public wonder may be imagined. Other outbursts followed. The justices of a county having performed their simple routine in an action against his brother-in-law, he suspended them all and left the county for six weeks without legal equipment. On another occasion, the judges of the Supreme Court at New Castle having refused publication to an 1707-17 James Logan's later years Governor Gookin Mental derangement 1717-25 Gookin removed The old military question Question of oaths irregular commission, Gookin sent for one of the judges and publicly kicked him. He grew so unbearable that in 1717 the Council petitioned for his removal; and their prayer was complied with. What subsequently became of him is not recorded. Meanwhile the colony was growing rapidly. Pennsylvania was already a flourishing province, equal to several of the older ones, and was constantly solicited for assistance in men or money for the French and Indian wars. Penn threw his influence on that side; and the Assembly usually gave, salving themselves by their set formula as above. "We did not see it inconsistent with our principles to give the Queen money," said Isaac Norris, the rich Philadelphia Quaker, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874102
  • 9781236874108