History Of The United States Of America (volume 2); From The Discovery Of The Continent [to 1789]

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byGeorge Bancroft

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... his strict sobriety and fondness for domestic life were alike observable. He never loved study. "I am afraid," said his mother, "his preceptors teach him not much." "I do not much regard books," rejoined her adviser, Dodington; "but his royal highness should be informed of the general frame of this government and constitution, and the general course of business." "I am of your opinion," answered the princess. "I know nothing," she added, "of the Jacobitism attempted to be instilled into the child; I cannot conceive what they mean." But Lord Harcourt, the governor, "complained strongly to the king that arbitrary principles were instilled into the prince;" and the earl of Waldegrave, Harcourt's successor, "found Prince George uncommonly full of princely prejudices, contracted in the nursery, and improved by the society of bed-chamber women and pages of the back stairs. A right system of education seemed impracticable." In January 1753, the communication of Dinwiddie found the lords of trade bent on sustaining the extended limits of America. In the study of the western world, no one of them was so indefatigable as Charles Townshend. The elaborate memorial on the limits of Acadia, delivered in Paris by the English commissioners that month, was entirely his work, and, though unsound in its foundation, wou for him great praise for research and ability. He now joined his colleagues in advising the immediate occupation of the eastern bank of the Ohio. Many proposals were "made for laying taxes on North America." The board of trade still urged "a revenue with which to fix settled salaries on the northern governors, and defray the cost of Indian alliances." "Persons of consequence repeatedly, and without concealment, expressed undigested notions of raising revenues out of the colonies." Some ...

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... his strict sobriety and fondness for domestic life were alike observable. He never loved study. "I am afraid," said his mother, "his preceptors teach him ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217934463

ISBN - 13:9780217934466

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