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Trajectum (Netherlands) (search for this): chapter 5
ling-place before Chap XXIII.} the treaty of Utrecht was completed. Their chiefs had become indigherit the throne of France? By the treaty of Utrecht, Philip of Anjou, accepting the crown of Spainded with greater difficulty. The treaty of Utrecht Chap. XXIII.} surrendered to England Acadia part of their possessions. If the treaty of Utrecht had been silent as to this claim, the stipula but postpone hostilities. By the treaty of Utrecht, the subjects and friends of both nations Chce relinquishing its claim till the treaty of Utrecht. The ambiguous language of that treaty did, ew York, it had done so only by the treaty of Utrecht. Each new ground for an English claim, was ato the Ohio, was, on the eve of the treaty of Utrecht, expressly asserted in the royal grant of thecendants of former settlers. At the peace of Utrecht, the inhabitants in all the colonies could noependence upon Britain. After the peace of Utrecht, the English continental colonies grew accust
Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
commerce across the wilderness was sternly refused. From the mines of Louisiana it was still hoped to 1714 obtain great quantities of gold and silver; and for many years the hope agitated France with vague but confident expectations. Two pieces of silver ore, left at Kaskaskia by a traveller from Mexico, were exhibited to Cadillac as the produce of a mine in Illinois; and, elated by the seeming assurance of success, he hurried up the river, to be, in his turn, disappointed,—finding in Missouri abundance of the purest ore of lead, but neither silver nor gold. For the advancement of the colony Crozat accomplished nothing. The only prosperity which it possessed grew out of the enterprise of humble individuals, who had succeeded in instituting a little barter between themselves and the natives, and a petty trade with neighboring European settlements. These small sources of prosperity were cut off by the profitless but fatal monopoly of the Parisian merchant. The Indians were to
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 5
erprise of the fishermen and the traders of New England, whom, at first, the convenience of commercHist Coll. XVIII. Lett. Ed. IV. July. the New England government, and were detained as hostages. -third of August, 1724, a party 1724. from New England reached Norridgewock unperceived, and escaps, the last of the Catholic missionaries in New England; thus perished the Jesuit missions and theid French missions. The eastern boundary of New England was established. Beyond New England no antinent, saw the light in the metropolis of New England. In 1719, it obtained a rival at Boston, atendency to effect concert; they interested New England on the east; and, at a congress in Albany, ed with its own. Jealous of the industry of New England, England saw with exultation the increase orapidly pervaded the country. In 1738, the New England currency was worth but one hundred for fiveish rules of descent on the husbandmen — of New England. At New York, the people and the governo[9 more...]
Bienville (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
rsons of every age, sex, and color. These few were extended 1714 1717 from the neighborhood of the Creeks to Natchitoches. On the head waters of the Alabama, at the junction of the Coosa and the Tallapoosa, with the aid of a band 1714. of Choctas, Fort Toulouse, a small military post, was Chap. XXIII.} built and garrisoned. After a short period of hostilities, which sprung, in part, from the influence of Eng- Meek's South-West, 14. lish traders among the Chickasas, the too powerful Bienville chanted the calumet with the great chief of 1716. the Natchez; and Fort Rosalie, built chiefly by the natives, protected the French commercial establishment in their village. Such was the origin of the city of Natchez. In the Mississippi valley, it takes rank, in point of age, of every settlement south of Illinois. The monopoly of Crozat was terminated by its surrender. The mines, and commerce, and boundless extent, of Louisiana were now invoked to relieve the burden and renew the c
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ey were but tenants, and, crowding to America, established themselves as freeholders in almost every part of the United States, from New Hampshire to Carolina,—the progress of colonization was mainly due to the rapid increase of the descendants of former settlers. At the peace of Utrecht, the inhabitants in all the colonies could not have been far from four hundred thousand. Before peace was again broken, they had grown to be not far from eight hundred thousand. Happy America! to which Providence gave the tranquillity necessary for her growth, as well as the trials Chap. XXIII} which were to discipline her for action. The effects of the American system of social freedom were best exhibited in the colonies which approached the most nearly to independence. More than a century ago, the charter governments were Dummer's Defence 21. celebrated for their excellent laws and mild administration; for the security of liberty and property; for the encouragement of virtue, and suppressi
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
tlement of civilized man was made in Vermont. That Fort Dummer was within the limits of Massachusetts, was not questioned by the French; for the fort at Saybrook, according to the French rule, gave to England the whole basin of the river. Of Connecticut the swarming population spread over all its soil, and occupied even its hills; for its whole extent was protected against the desolating inroads of savages. The selfish policy of its governors and its royalist party delayed the increase of Ned to be frivolous and groundless,—a high insult, tending to shake off the dependency of said colony. The opinion of censure by the representatives of Massachusetts was, at the same time, voted to be an au dacious proceeding. The farmers of Connecticut loved to divide their 1728. domains among their children. In regard to intestate estates, their law was annulled in England, and the English law, favoring the eldest born, was declared to be in force among them. Republican equality seemed
England (United Kingdom) (search for this): chapter 5
ans of For a quarter of a century, if less forbear- Chap XXIII.} ance was shown towards Spain, the controversies of Great Britain and France respecting colonial boundaries, though they might lead to collisions, could not occasion a rupture. The9. house of commons declared, that the erecting of manufactories in the colonies tended to lessen their dependence on Great Britain. Under pretence of Ross, 78. encouraging the importation of American naval stores, they voted a clause that none ine of county trustees. The scarcity of money was even more and more complained of: all the silver money was sent into Great Britain to make returns for what was owing there. Yet the system was imitated in every colony but Virginia. Franklin, who amemorial to the house of commons, praying to be heard by counsel on the subject of grievances, Dalrymple's Rights of Great Britain, 35 and the grief complained of was a royal instruction. This petition to parliament against the king was voted to b
Hyde (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ec. few white men, under James Moore; the enemy were pursued to their fort (within the limits of the present 1713 Mar. Greene county) on the Neuse; and, on its surrender, eight hundred became captives. The legislature of North Carolina, assembling in May, under a new governor, issued its first bills of credit, to the amount of eight thousand pounds; the very refractory among the people grew zealous to supply the forces with provisions; the enemy was chased across the lakes and swamps of Hyde county; the woods were patrolled by red allies, who hunted for prisoners to be sold as slaves, or took scalps for a reward. At last, the hos- June. tile part of the Tuscaroras abandoned their old huntinggrounds, and, migrating to the vicinity of the Oneida Chap. XXIII.} Lake, were welcomed by their kindred of the Iroquois as the sixth nation of their confederacy. Their humbled allies were established as a single settlement in 1715 the precincts of Hyde. Thus the power of the natives of No
West Indies (search for this): chapter 5
death by slow torments and fire.—Such is the early history of Mississippi. Ill success did but increase the disposition to continue the war. To advance the colony, a royal edict 1737 permitted a ten years freedom of commerce between the West India Islands and Louisiana; while a new expedition against the Chickasas, receiving aid not from Illinois only, but even from Montreal and Quebec, and from France, made its rendezvous in Arkan- 1739. sas, on the St. Francis River. In the last of June, monopoly of the British sugar plantations, and, so long as it brought no income to the crown, it was complained of as a grievance, but not resisted as a tax. Thus the colonial system subjected the trade of the northern colonies to that of the West Indies, with the design of promoting the interest of England. But here a new difficulty arose. The commercial dependence on the metropolis kept the colonies in debt to England, and the indebtment increased as the mercantile system was rigidly enfor
Catharine's Creek (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
d. The Arkansas, hearing of his end, vowed that they would avenge him with a vengeance that should never be appeased. Du Codere, the commander of the post among the Yazoos, who had drawn his sword to defend the missionary, was himself killed by a musket ball, and scalped because his hair was long and beautiful. The planter Dumont, II. 145 De Koli, a Swiss by birth, one of the most worthy men, zealous for the colony, had come, with his son, to take possession of a tract of land on St. Catharine's Creek; and both were shot. The Capuchin missionary among the Natchez chanced to be absent when the massacre began; returning, he was shot near his cabin, and a negro slave by his side. Two white men, both mechanics, and two only, were saved. The number of victims was reckoned at two hundred. Women were spared for menial services; children, also, were detained as captives. When the work of death was finished, pillage and carousals began. The news spread dismay in New Orleans. Messe
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