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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 2 2 Browse Search
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ter 46: The origin of Tennessee.—Hillsborough's Administration of the Colonies continued. October, 1770—June, 1771. The Colonization of the West was one of the Chap. XLVI.} 1770. Oct. great objects ever promoted by Franklin. No one had more vividly discerned the capacity of the Mississippi valley not only to sustain Commonwealths, but to connect them with the world by commerce; and when the Ministers would have rejected the Fort Stanwix Treaty, W. S. Johnson to Joseph Chew, 13 Feb. 1770. which conveyed from the Six Nations an inchoate title to the immense territory southwest of the Ohio, his influence secured its ratification, by organizing a powerful company to plant a Province in that part of the country which lay back of Virginia, between the Alleghanies and a line drawn from the Cumberland Gap to the mouth of the Scioto. See the elaborate Petition of Works. Benjamin Franklin to Congress, Passy, 20 Feb. 1780; not in his Virginia resisted the proposed limitatio
to expose the rapid consolidation of power in the hands of the executive by the double process of making all civil officers dependent for support solely on the King, and giving to arbitrary instructions an authority paramount to the Charter and the laws. The Protest had hardly been adopted, when the July. application of its doctrines became necessary. The Commissioners of the Customs had through Hutchinson Hutchinson to Hillsborough, 20 Dec. 1769. Opinions of DeGray and Dunning, 13 Feb. 1770. applied for an exemption of their salaries from the colonial income tax; and Hillsborough, disregard- Chap. XLVII.} 1771. July. ing a usage of more than fifty years, commanded the compliance of the legislature. The engrossed taxbill for the year was of the same tenor with the annual Acts from time immemorial. The assessors had moreover rated the Commissioners with extreme moderation. Persons who had less income, were taxed as much as they, so that it did not even appear that any reg