A Popular History of the United States; From the First Discovery of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen, to the End of the Civil War, Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders Volume 2

A Popular History of the United States; From the First Discovery of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen, to the End of the Civil War, Preceded by a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders Volume 2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... That, probably, was increased by the fact that he was taken out of the colony for trial. In 1676 the Assembly decided to send an intelligent representative to England, to lay before the Proprietors the disorderly conM-nt to Bng-dition of the colony, to ask redress for various grievances, and to secure a governor who should understand their necessities, and satisfy their reasonable wants. Thomas Eastchurch, the speaker of the Assembly, was chosen for the duty; and about the time of his setting out, Miller also sailed for England, to demand redress for the injuries done him. Eastchurch succeeded so well in his mission as to secure his own Hi ueceM appointment to the governorship, with a set of instructions Iekiot-which he thought would quiet dissension and satisfy the people. But though Eastchurch was made Governor, Miller was no less successful in obtaining redress for his private grievances. The Proprietors acknowledged that he had been wronged in being taken to Virginia for trial, even if there was any ground for the trial itself. He who had been foremost in denouncing their rule in the colony, now became their servant. He was made collector of the customs, secretary, and Lord Shaftesbury's deputy in Carolina. Nor was this all; for, when the two newly-appointed officers sailed together meot ernor. 1677. DISSENSIONS IN THE NORTH. 285 for the colony, and landed first in the West Indies, Eastchurch fell in love with a Creole heiress in Nevis Island, and sent his companion to rule at Albemarle, with full powers as his deputy, MuiiTDcpu"till the chain that bound him proved too weak to hold '1-i""r him, or strong enough to enable him to draw the beauty who had imposed it." Miller probably did...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692763X
  • 9781236927637