History Of Massachusetts (volume 2); From July, 1775 To The Year 1789 (inclusive) by Alden BradfordHistory Of Massachusetts (volume 2); From July, 1775 To The Year 1789 (inclusive) by Alden Bradford

History Of Massachusetts (volume 2); From July, 1775 To The Year 1789 (inclusive)

byAlden Bradford

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. Mr. Hancock governor... His popularity... Dispute respecting the Captaincy of the Castle and of the salary of the lieutenant governor... Representatives to Congress... Number and mode of chosing Elector of president and Vice-President... Address to the President... Two braes field pieces... Mr. Hancock governor, May 1789... His speech... Law for Public Schools... Finances... New Counties in Maine... Washington's visit... Effects of Federal Government. In 1788, Mr. Hancock was again elected governor of the Commonwealth by a very general vote, and without much opposition. It was not to be expected, that all would prefer him; and as he had been placed in the chair, the year preceding by the influence of those, who disapproved of the measures adopted by Mr. Bowdoin, there were many in the state who could not give him their cordial support. But his administration for the year past had not been such as to justify the fearful anticipations of his opponents. If he had not the firmness to oppose popular errors, or to act with suitable decision and energy in a time of general dissatisfaction and commotion, such as had prevailed in the time of Mr. Bowdoin, he was not disposed to compromit the dignity of government by any acts of weak indulgence towards the insurgents. Perhaps, no man in the Commonwealth had talents better fitted to maintain the tranquillity of society and the necessary authority of the government, when he took the chair, as successor to Mr Bowdoin. General Lincoln was chosen lieutenant governor for this year, though there were several others proposed as candidates for the office, at the time of the elections. He possessed the most estimable qualities as a man, and was celebrated as a brave and Judicious officer in the war of the revoluti...
Title:History Of Massachusetts (volume 2); From July, 1775 To The Year 1789 (inclusive)Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021722198X

ISBN - 13:9780217221986