Colonial New York (volume 1); Philip Schuyler And His Family

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byGeorge Washington Schuyler

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TROUBLE WITH LEISLER. 193 in New York. It was from the class of large property owners that the members of the Council were usually selected by instructions of the king. The position elevated them somewhat socially and politically above their fellows. They formed a sort of court circle, and were the subjects of envy, and frequently of malignant remarks. It was common to call them "aristocrats," and their party the "aristocratic party." When James II. was on the throne, some demagogues termed them " papists," because the king's religious proclivities were toward the Church of Rome. Although they were good Protestants, and members of Protestant churches, they were office-holders under a "papistical" king, and hence, like the king, it was declared that they were Romanists in disguise. Leisler and his adherents were quite ready to apply to them the epithets of "aristocrats," papists, and the like--always obnoxious in a Protestant community, and especially so at that time in New York. While Leisler ruled, Van Cortlandt's lines did not run in pleasant places. His life did not flow smoothly, and he was seriously threatened with dangers to person and property. Like most persons entrusted with office and responsibility, he was unwilling to surrender his position at the call of a faction raised to the surface by adventitious circumstances, and not a regularly constituted authority. He had received a printed copy of the proclamation of William and Mary, continuing all Protestant magistrates and other officers in their positions until further orders, and had published it in the usual form. Being a Protestant, mayor of the city, and member of the Council, it was his right and duty to stand at his post and obey instructions. But this was not so to be. He, Frederick Ph...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1885. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TROUBLE WITH LEISLER. 193 in New York. It was from the class of large property owners that the members of the Council were u...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217461158

ISBN - 13:9780217461153

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