The Natural and Civil History of Vermont Volume 2

The Natural and Civil History of Vermont Volume 2

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...dispose of; and purchasers and settlers were constantly coming in from all the New England; states. Thus, by one of those sudden transitions which are common to human affairs, from, the most distressed and perplexed state, the con dition and prospect of the people of Vermont, became at once more easy and flattering than those of their neighbors.' Encouraged by the mildness of the government, the smallness-of the taxes, the fertility-and cheapness of the lands, large additions were annually made to their numbers and property, by the accession of inhabitants from other states. There was nothing therefore in the public affairs of the United States, or in those of Vermont, that could lead the inhabitants any longer to wish for an ad-? mission into the confederation. The body of the people felt that they were in a better situation, than the people in the neighboring states; And it was the general inclination and desire not to be connected with the union, if it could be decently avoided: In this situation things remained, until severw al of the leading men in the United States, became alarmed with the operation and tendency of public affairs. Statesmen of ability and information saw that the powers invested in Congress, were in effect, only the powers of a dU plomatic body; and wholly inadequate to the fmrposes of federal government: And that the iberties, the safety, and the union of America, could not be preserved, unless an adequate and efficient government could be established in the United States. Virginia had the honor to lead in the first avowed opposition to the British king and parliament: And she was the first that attempted to call a convention of the states, to form-a new federal constitution. The measure was crowned with that success, more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563522
  • 9781236563521