An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being a Comprehensive View of Its Origin, Derived from the State Papers Contained in the Public Offices of Great Britain - Vol. 2

An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being a Comprehensive View of Its Origin, Derived from the State Papers Contained in the Public Offices of Great Britain - Vol. 2

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An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being a Comprehensive View of Its Origin, Derived from the State Papers Contained in the Public Offices of Great Britain - Vol. 2

An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being a Comprehensive View of Its Origin, Derived from the State Papers Contained in the Public Offices of Great Britain - Vol. 2

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IN August, 1714, George the First succeeded to the crown of England, and to the transatlantic territories belonging to it, under the parliamentary entail of the two preceding reigns. An event so interesting to men whose allegiance was again transferred to a new sovereign and a new family, was communicated to the colonies by orders, which owing to shipwreck, were never received. And, without formal notice of his accession, that monarch was announced with universal joy; since many, without knowing it, wished for self- government, and few regarded the pretender to his title. Of all the plantations, Maryland alone thought herself bound by divine dispensation to acknowledge, by act of assembly, "that, on the dissolution of Anne, of pious . . .

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