History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the Continent [to 1789].

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Contents

Melendez and Spaniards found St Augustine
56
Search for a northeast passage
62
Gilbert perishes at sea Raleighs patent Voyage of Amidas and Barlow
69
New colony in North Carolina
75
Raleigh directs the colony to the Chesapeake Its failure
77
Equality Thee and Thou The symbol of the hat Persecution
81
Character of the early navigators
83
Search for a northwest passage
89
Smith becomes president Impatience of the London company
95
Lord Delaware governor of Virginia Restoration of the colony
101
Dales administration Tenure of lands
107
Firmness of Sir Edwin Sandys
110
Tax in England on tobacco
116
Influence of the jurists of France
122
A massacre and a war
128
CHAPTER IX
135
Taxation by the duke of York successfully resisted
137
A second massacre by the red men
142
Virginia during the protectorate of Cromwell
148
COLONIZATION OF MARYLAND
154
A company of adventurers explore the Potomac and plant St Marys
160
Disturbance of Ingle
166
Papists in Maryland few in number
172
Rise of the Reformation in England
178
Puritans in exile
184
Independents ask leave to colonize Canada
191
The PILGRIMS
194
The pilgrims in Amsterdam and Leyden
200
The compact of the pilgrims at Cape Co
206
Their progress and success
212
CHAPTER XIV
230
Of the government
239
CHAPTER XV
249
His place as a lawgiver
255
Rivalry between Vane and Winthrop
261
Their extermination
267
Government organized in New Haven
271
Transfer of the charter 231
274
Hampden and Cromwell
277
Its towns and townmeetings
285
The United Colonies of New England Conditions of union
291
Government instituted in Providence
297
Danger from Presbyterianism
304
The offer by parliament of a new patent declined
309
Free schools and Harvard college
315
Eliots Christian commonwealth
368
The spirit and firmness of the people
375
Great debates in the privy council
381
The war reaches Brookfield Deerfield and Northfield 889
390
Vigorous prosecution of the war
392
New Hampshire a royal province Its general assembly
398
Weakness of the magistrates Solemn debates of the deputies
404
Parties from Virginia
410
The constitutions for Carolina
417
An insurrection and a free government Eastchurch governor of Albemarle
423
CHAPTER VIII
429
Selfgovernment More emigrants Dissenters ScotchIrish
431
MARYLAND AFTER THE RESTORATION
437
A representative democracy and a rising aristocracy Servants
443
The revenue the governors salary the judiciary county taxation
449
CHAPTER XI
455
Bacon demands a commission
461
Windictiveness of Berkeley
468
English troops in America The results of Bacons rebellion
469
CHAPTER XII
475
Henry Hudson in the service of the Dutch East India company
482
Hudson deserted by his crew
488
Charter of the Dutch West India company
494
CIIAPTER XVI
499
His second expedition Lord Baltimore A Dutch fort at Hartford
500
A treaty of peace with the red men
506
Stuyvesant governor of New Netherland A prophecy Municipal liberties
507
Africans The brewers resist an excise
513
Stuyvesant and the burgomasters New York surrenders
519
New York reconquered Louis XIV invades Holland
525
His struggle for freedom of mind
531
He accepts universal and necessary truths The Bible Christianity
537
Faith in progress
544
William Penn The charter for Pennsylvania
552
In the Tower for nonconformity
558
Penn and Lord Baltimore
564
Boundary with Maryland Mason and Dixons line Penns fame
570
His colonial policy
576
New York charter of franchises and privileges
582
Their treaty at Albany with Virginia and New York
586
Strife of Andros with the Massachusetts people
592
Danby Shaftesbury
598
Revolution in Massachusetts
605
The development of Christianity as an enfranchising power
611
Baptists and Quakers in Rhode Island
617

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Page 105 - Peace, plenty, love, truth, terror, That were the servants to this chosen infant, Shall then be his, and like a vine grow to him ; Wherever the bright sun of heaven shall shine, His honour and the greatness of his name Shall be, and make new nations...
Page 304 - This liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is a liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest. This liberty you are to stand for, with the hazard (not only of your goods, but) of your lives, if need be. Whatsoever crosseth this, is not authority, but a distemper thereof.
Page 198 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Page 215 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
Page 236 - We shall find that the God of Israel is among us, when ten of us shall be able to resist a thousand of our enemies, when He shall make us a praise and glory, that men shall say of succeeding plantations: "The Lord make it like that of New England.
Page 207 - ... to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
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