Virginia Under the Stuarts, 1607-1688 (Google eBook)

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Princeton University Press, 1914 - Virginia - 271 pages
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Page 30 - For if, afterwards, there should be a purpose, or desire, to wrong them ; though they had a seal as broad as the house floor, it would not serve the turn: for there would be means enew [enough] found to recall, or reverse, it.
Page 101 - That Virginia shall be free from all taxes, customs and impositions whatsoever, and none to be imposed on them without consent of the Grand assembly; and soe that neither fforts nor castle bee erected or garrisons maintained without their consent
Page 98 - But Gentlemen by the Grace of God we will not so tamely part with our King, and all these blessings we enjoy under him; and if they oppose us, do but follow me, I will either lead you to victory, or loose a life which I cannot more gloriously sacrifice then for my loyalty, and your security.
Page 97 - Consider your selves how happy you are and have been, how the Gates of wealth and Honour are shut on no man, and that there is not here an Arbitrary hand that dares to touch the substance of either poore or rich...
Page 57 - ... appered to the said commissioners to the contrary, they conceived to be fruitfull and healthfull, after our People had been sometime there ; and that if industrie were used it would produce many staple and good commodities, though as yet the sixteen years government now past had yielded few or none ; and that this neglect they conceived, must fall on the Governors and Company here, who had power to direct the Plantations there, and that the said Plantations are of great importance, and would,...
Page 164 - Ibid. eyes and arms to Heaven, exclaiming, "Now I behold the greatest Rebell that ever was in Virginia!"97 After some moments he added, "Mr. Bacon, doe you continue to be a gentleman? And may I take your word? If so you are at liberty upon your...
Page 147 - Weewhip ie a Councill, called presently Such being the usuall manner with Indians. The King came Trembling forth, and wou'd have fled, when Capt. Brent, Catching hold of his twisted Lock (which was all the Hair he wore) told him he was come for the Murderer of Robt. Hen, the King pleaded Ignorance and Slipt loos, whom Brent shot Dead with his Pistoll. Th' Indians Shot Two or Three Guns out of the Cabin, th...
Page 69 - Majesty's empire in this part of the world, I am determined to commit this place to fishermen that are able to encounter storms and hard weather, and to remove myself with some forty persons to your Majesty's dominion...
Page 3 - Smith, who all this time from their departure from the Canaries was restrained as a prisoner upon the scandalous suggestions of some of the chiefe (envying his repute) who fained he intended to usurpe the government, murther the Councell, and make himselfe King, that his confederats were dispersed in all the three ships, and that divers of his confederats that revealed it, would affirme it...
Page 31 - And lastly, because the principal effect which we can desire or expect of this action is the conversion and reduction of the people in those parts unto the true worship of God and christian religion...

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