The History of the United States of America by Richard HildrethThe History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth

The History of the United States of America

byRichard Hildreth

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... Chapter obtained for him. Yeardley had orders to sequester the goods of Argall, and to make an inquiry into his conduct; 1619. but Lord Rich dispatched a vessel with timely notice to his confederate, and a few days before Yeardley's arrival, Argall escaped to the West Indies with his property. Presently he returned to England, but, through the support of his patrons, evaded all attempts to call him to account. Another controversy had arisen which aggravated the dispute growing out of the conduct of Argall. Though Sir Thomas Smith had disbursed £80,000, nearly $400,000, of the company's money, with all this expenditure and after twelve years' struggle there were but six hundred colonists in Virginia. Some fault was found with the treasurer's vouchers, and when he offered to resign the company took him at his word. At this ho was very much offended, and a violent quarrel ensued between his friends and opponents. April 28. The vacant post of treasurer was conferred on Sir Edwin Sandys, a man of energy and liberal ideas, who entered with zeal on the discharge of his office. The holders of grants of land in Virginia were induced to send out settlers, and to establish plantations at their private expense. The cultivation of tobacco seemed to promise a profitable return; and the vessels engaged in the Newfoundland fisheries were availed of to transport the emigrants at a moderate cost. Yeardley found in the colony seven distinct plantations, to which he presently added four more, composed of new emigrants. At the head of eaoh plantation was a commandant, at once chief of the militia and civil magistrate. The tyranny of Argall had induced the company to reestablish a local council as a check upon the governor, and Yeardley presently called the first colonial...
Title:The History of the United States of AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021795247X

ISBN - 13:9780217952477