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Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the Year 1748; With an Introductory Sketch of Events from Its Original Settlement. by George Richards Minot, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Member of the Mass (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the Year 1748; With an Introductory Sketch of Events...
Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the Year 1748; With an Introductory Sketch of Events...

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Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the Year 1748; With an Introductory Sketch of Events from Its Original Settlement. by George Richards Minot, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Member of the Mass (Paperback)

George Richards Minot

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1803 Excerpt: ... CHAP. HI. Number of troops voted to be raised in the Province for the year 1760--Great fire in Bojlon--Peace concluded with the Penobscot Indians--Popularity of Governor Pownall--Embarks for England--Controversy between the Council and House respecting the mode of pasjing the Treasurer s accounts--Reasoning of Mr. Agent Bollan on the rule for apportioning the grants of Parliament among the several Colonies. Notwithstanding the fruits of victory began to ripen at the capture of Quebec, yet great exertions were supposed to be necessary to ensure a full harvest to the British arms in the next compaign, as the French still remained in force in Canada, and had nearly retrieved the loss of their capital. Governor Pownall, wrought up with the eager and just expectation that the blow so, forcibly struck would be decisive, if immediately followed by another, without allowing the enemy an interval of relief, made use of his influence with the usual success to lead the General Court into the ear liest preparations for raising their proportion of the army The Province already supplied troops to defend Louifbourg, Halifax, and Lunenburg, and entirely garrisoned Annapolis, Fort Cumberland at Chignecto and Fort Frederick at St. John's. For the encouragement of these, four pounds were voted for each private, and one month's.wages to each officer who remained in garrison after the first of November; the pay of the whole was to be continued until the first of May following; and in order to reconcile them to so long an absence on duty, they were promised a discharge as soon as the season would admit. A bounty of nine pounds Was then voted for every man, to the number of five thousand, who would enlist for another campaign: And these terms received great weight from the high c...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: George Richards Minot
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-48712-4
Barcode: 9781151487124
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LSN: 1-151-48712-0

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