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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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assembly is by ballot; not civil posts only, but all ecclesiastical preferments, are in the disposal or election of the people; to preserve the dependence of America in general, the Constitution must be new modelled. Glen to Bedford, 10 October, without date. In North Carolina, no law for collecting quit-rents, had been perfected; and its frugal people, whom their governor reported as wild and barbarous, paid the servants of the crown scantily, and often left them in arrears. Gabrill Johnston to Bedford, 1748, received 17 November. In Virginia, the land of light taxes and freedom from paper money, long famed for its loyalty, where the people had nearly doubled in twenty-one years, and a revenue, granted in perpetuity, with a fixed quit-rent, put aside the usual sources of colonial strife, the insurgent spirit of freedom invaded the royal authority in the Established Church; and in 1748, just as Sherlock, the new bishop of London, was interceding with the king for an Amer