tar, nor turpentine, nor masts, nor yards, nor bow-
sprits, nor coffee, nor pimento, nor cocoa-nuts, nor whale-fins, nor raw silk, nor hides, nor skins, nor pot and pearl ashes, to any place but Great Britain
, not even to Ireland
Nor might any foreign ship enter a colonial harbor.
Salt might be imported from any place into New England
, New York, Pennsylvania
, and Quebec
; wines might be imported from the Madeiras and the Azores
, but were to pay a duty in American ports for the British
exchequer; and victuals, horses, and servants might be brought from Ireland
In all other respects, Great Britain
was not only the sole market for the products of America
, but the only storehouse for its supplies.
Lest the colonists should multiply their flocks of sheep, and weave their own cloth, they might not use a ship, nor a boat, nor a carriage, nor even a packhorse, to carry wool or any manufacture of which wool forms a part, across the line of one province to another.
They could not land wool from the nearest islands, nor ferry it across a river, nor even ship it to England
A British sailor, finding himself in want of clothes in their harbors, might not buy there more than forty shillings' worth of woollens.
Where was there a house in the colonies that did not cherish, and did not possess the English Bible
And yet to print that Bible in British America would have been a piracy; and the Bible
, though printed in German
, and in a native savage dialect, was never printed there in English till the land became free.1 Thomas
, History of Printing, i. 304, 305, repeats only what he heard.
Himself a collector, he does not profess ever to have seen a copy of the alleged American edition the English Bible
Search has repeatedly been made for a copy, and always without success.
Six or eight hundred Bibles in quarto could of hardly have been printed, bound,