Proceedings of the Illinois State Bar Association Volume . 18, . 1895

Proceedings of the Illinois State Bar Association Volume . 18, . 1895

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...was Virginia, the most prominent name in American history. The first child born in the United States of English parents was named Virginia Dare. In the two charters granted by James I. in 1606 for the colonization of the country from the 34th to the 45th degrees of north latitude, under which the first permanent settlements were made, that of the London Company was designated as the first Virginia colony, and that of the Plymouth Company as the second Virginia colony. The land was taken up in large quantities, and the settlements called "plantations" were isolated, which, when they became sufficiently populous, were organized into counties--eight of which, the first in the United States--were established in 1634. The settlement of New England--so named in 1614 by John Smith, the father of Virginia--began in 1820, thirteen years later than that of Virginia, proceeded on altogether different lines. The lands were granted in compact quantities to companies who settled together in villages, each one of which had not only its own municipal government--narrow as were the qualifications of citizenship--but its meeting house, school house, fort and military company. The territory comprising the state of Illinois has a peculiar history standing out by itself. The greater portion of it was well known in Europe for more than a hundred years before the struggle for American Independence began, or the political division known as the "northwest" had an existence. Before the names of Kentucky, Tennessee or Ohio had been heard of, and while New England was struggling for a foothold and precarious existence on the Atlantic coast, the "Illinois country" occupied a place on the maps of North America as distinct as New York more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236515374
  • 9781236515377