The provincial committees of safety of the American Revolution

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byAgnes Hunt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE. (N the following study of the Committees of Safety the interest of the historical student rather than that of the general reader has been kept in view. The object has been to present in some detail an account of the activity of these revolutionary executives in the separate states, in order that the student of the individual commonwealths, as well as those interested in the Revolution as a whole may find, ready to hand, the essence of a mass of original material. It is hoped, however, that the battles which these Committees fought behind the scenes with poverty, inertia, discouragement and fear, may not prove uninteresting to any lover of American History. THE PROVINCIAL COMMITTEES OF SAFETY IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. CHAPTER I.--NEW ENGLAND. 1. Massachusetts. When the American colonists laid by the petition for the musket, prepared to put their strength to the test in defense of their rights, the machinery of the English colonial governments was hampered, and at length rendered helpless by the withdrawal of popular support. That government rested on the supremacy of England over her dependencies, enforced by governors and other royal officials, but workable only with the co-operation of the colonists in their assemblies. When discontent rose to rebellion, the government, comprising two irreconcilable elements in the governors and assemblies, came of necessity to a standstill. The executive attempted to silence the insurrection by dissolving the assemblies, but the people found other channels of expression. Representatives to provincial conventions were elected and gradually assumed entire control. These conventions served the purpose of deliberative and legislative bodies as well as the former assemblies, but i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PREFATORY NOTE. (N the following study of the Committees of Safety the interest of the historical student rather than that of the gen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217128882

ISBN - 13:9780217128889

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