The Life of George Washington

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General Books, 2013 - 128 страници
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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...pounds sterling. '0 Chalmer....Smith. About the year 1707, died lord Granville, the palatine, a bigoted churchman, under whose influence very violent measures had been taken for the establishment of religious conformity in Carolina. He was succeeded by lord Cravan who, though of the same religious tenets, was moderate in support of them, and mild in his temper. His disposition to indulge and thereby mollify the dissenters, was considered by the established church as endangering their religion; and the legislature of South Carolina, which was elected under the influence of the opinions of the late palatine, and of the governor appointed by him, expecting a change in the administration, adopted the very extraordinary measure of continuing itself " for two years and for the time and term of eighteen months after the change of government, whether by the death of the present governor, or the succession of another in his time."" Thus was added one to the numerous facts which perpetually occur to prove the humiliating truth, that principles are deplorably weak when assailed by passions. In the year 1712, the Indians in North Carolina, probably alarmed as their countrymen had been in the other colonies, by the increasing population and regular encroachments of the whites, formed with their accustomed secrecy, the plan of exterminating these formidable neighbours in one night by assassination. No indication of their design was given until they broke into the houses of the planters, for its execution. The slaughter on Roanoke was immense. In that settlement alone, one hundred and thirty-seven persons were murdered. A few escaped by concealing themselves in the woods, and the next day they gave the alarm. The remaining whites were collected together...

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