Political Annals of the Present United Colonies; From Their Settlement to the Peace of 1763; Compiled Chiefly from Records, and Authorised Often by the Insertion of State-Papers

Political Annals of the Present United Colonies; From Their Settlement to the Peace of 1763; Compiled Chiefly from Records, and Authorised Often by the Insertion of State-Papers

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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. 1780 edition. Excerpt: ...legislature was seen and dread-ed: And that nobleman was instructed, notwithstanding the opposition: of the burgesses, to allow of no appeals from the general-court but only to the king in council.. The same instruction, owing to this unconstitutional pretension, was continued to-a-ll future governors of the transatlantic provinces. He at the same time-wrested from the house of burgesses the undoubted right of appointing their own clerk, whichthey did. not regain till the reign of Anne. From trivial facts may be often in vestigated important principles: _ What must have been the power or the spirit _ the affairs of Virginia, and promoted his own views, -departed for Eng 'land in August, 1680: Leaving the colony in one of those treacherous calms that often forbode a.storm. ' Notwithstanding every endeavour. of the assembly, a bitterness of spiirit remained, which unhappily prevented the return of former good hu mour or of peace. And though a variety of regulations were established at a subsequent seffion, " for encouraging its manufactures, for the ad" vancement of its native productions;" no remedy had been found for the low price of its staple which had been so long and feelingly deplored. A new and 'extraordinary cure for this inveterate evil was attempted in _May, 1682. Many of the inhabitants, in order to render farther increase impossible, and incited by thosewho hoped for gain, associated to destroy the tobacco-plants which were preparing for fiffieshtcrops. They destroyred their own property, and would assuredly have laid waste that of _the whole but for the prudent and vigorous interpofition of the lieutenantgovernor, tt who soon re-established tranquillity: And patroles of horse, sthrough the disaffected counties, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961293
  • 9781236961297