cannot so well be executed by two unions
as by one.
LAWS TO GOVERN THEM.
_That they make laws for regulating and governing such new
settlements, till the crown shall think fit to form them into
The making of laws suitable for the new colonies, it was thought,
would be properly vested in the president general and grand council;
under whose protection they will at first necessarily be, and who
would be well acquainted with their circumstances, as having settled
them. When they are become sufficiently populous, they may by the
crown be formed into complete and distinct governments.
The appointment of a sub-president by the crown, to take place in
case of the death or absence of the president general, would perhaps
be an improvement of the plan; and if all the governors of particular
provinces were to be formed into a standing council of state, for the
advice and assistance of the president general, it might be another
RAISE SOLDIERS AND EQUIP VESSELS, &C.
_That they raise and pay soldiers and build forts for the defence of
any of the colonies, and equip vessels of force to guard the coasts
and protect the trade on the ocean, lakes, or great rivers; but
they shall not impress men in any colony, without the consent of the
It was thought, that quotas of men, to be raised and paid by the
several colonies, and joined for any public service, could not always
be got together with the necessary expedition. For instance, suppose
one thousand men should be wanted in New Hampshire on any emergency;
to fetch them by fifties and hundreds out of every colony, as far as
South Carolina, would be inconvenient, the transportation chargeable
and the occasion perhaps passed before they could be assembled;
and therefore, that it would be best to raise them (by offering
bounty-money and pay) near the place where they would be wanted, to
be discharged again when the service should be over.
Particular colonies are at present backward to build forts at
their own expence, which they say will be equally useful to their
neighbouring colonies; who refuse to join, on a presumption that such
forts _will_ be built and kept up, though they contribute nothing.
This unjust conduct weakens the whole; but the forts being for the
good of the whole, it was thought best they should be built and
maintained by the whole, out of the common treasury.
In the time of war, small vessels of force are sometimes necessary
in the colonies to scour the coast of small privateers. These being
provided by the union will be an
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He was a pious and prudent man; She, a discreet and.Page 25
Some people came down to the water edge and hallooed to us, as we did to them; but the wind was so high and the surf so loud.Page 26
However, I proceeded the next day, and got in the evening to an inn, within eight or ten miles of Burlington, kept by one Dr.Page 28
Then I asked for a threepenny loaf, and was told they had none such.Page 43
But Mr.Page 46
This, however, he deemed a business below him; and, confident of future better fortune, when he should be unwilling to have it known that he once was so meanly employed, he changed his name, and did me the honor to assume mine; for I soon after had a letter from him, acquainting me that he was settled in a small village, (in Berkshire, I think it was, where he taught reading and writing to ten or a dozen boys, at sixpence each per week,) recommending Mrs.Page 55
At length, receiving his quarterly allowance of fifteen guineas, instead of discharging his debts he walked out of town, hid his gown in a furze bush, and footed it to London, where, having no friends to advise him, he fell into bad company, soon spent his guineas, found no means of being introduced among the players, grew necessitous, pawned his clothes, and wanted bread.Page 58
Before I enter upon my public appearance in business, it may be well to let you know the then state of my mind with regard to my principles and morals, that you may see how far those influenced the future events of my life.Page 66
I now opened a little stationer's shop.Page 86
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These may be found in the papers about the beginning of 1735.Page 94
As we played pretty equally, we thus beat one another into that language.Page 107
And I found that a much greater number of them than I could have imagined, though against offensive war, were clearly for the defensive.Page 118
He then desired I would at least give him my advice.Page 138
General Shirley at length relieved me from this terrible situation by appointing commissioners to examine the claims, and ordering payment.Page 141
Our first work was to bury more effectually the dead we found there, who had been half interred by the country people.Page 159
He was against an immediate complaint to government, and thought the proprietaries should first be personally applied to, who might possibly be induced by the interposition and persuasion of some private friends, to accommodate matters amicably.Page 169
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* Notes [n] are at the end of the book as originally published.