Rise of the United Empire Loyalists: A Sketch of American History (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Feb 13, 2018 - 126 pages
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The motive which prompted the first settler to go from England to Virginia, as the northern division was called, was for commercial self-interest; the finding of gold and the acquiring of estates. But the motive of the king in extending his empire beyond seas was to create regal states, - states whose autonomies might resemble in every feature the autonomy of the parent state as a mirror reflects an image.

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