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1904 Excerpt: ...People, gave Occasion to imprudent Governors to
fall upon these Expedients, as they sometimes call them, for
getting of Money. And a prevailing Faction, knowing for what
Purpose the Governments in America were chiefly desired by the
English Gentlemen, used this great Privilege to tempt a Governor to
be the Head of a Party, when he ought to have been the Head of the
Government. Indeed New-York has had the Misfortune, too frequently,
to be under such as could not keep their Passion for Money secret,
though none found it so profitable a Government, as they did who
followed strictly the true Maxims of governing, without making
Money the only Rule of their Actions. The frequent Changes of
Governors were likewise prejudicial to the publick Affairs. Colonel
Slaughter, the first Governor after the Revolution, happened to die
soon after his Arrival, when steady, as well as resolute Measures,
were most necessary. But some think, that the Occasion of all the
Misfortunes lay in the Want of Care in the Choice of Governors when
the Affairs of America wanted able Hands to manage them; they think
that the Ministry had the saving of Money chiefly in View, when, to
gratify some small Services, they gave Employments in America to
those that were not capable of much meaner Offices at Home. The
Opinion the People had of Colonel Slaughter's Capacity gave ground
to these Surmises; but, if it was so, it happened to be very ill
saved Money; for the Mismanagements in this Country occasioned far
greater Expence to the Crown afterwards, than would have bought
such Gentlemen handsome Estates, besides the great Losses they
occasioned to the Subjects. The greatest Number of the Inhabitants
of the Province of New-York being Dutch, still retained an
Affection to their Mother Country, and b...
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