The Story of Bacon's Rebellion

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byMary Newton Stanard

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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. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ix. the indian war-path again. Bacon at once began making ready to continue his oft-interrupted Indian campaign, but first, to be sure of leaving the country safe from Berkeley's ire,--for he feared lest "while he went abroad to destroy the wolves, the foxes, in the mean time, should come and devour the sheep,"--he seized Captain Larrimore 's ship, then lying in the James, and manned her with two hundred men and guns. This ship he sent under command of Captain Carver, "a person acquainted with navigation," and Squire Bland, "a gentleman of an active and stirring disposition, and no great admirer of Sir William's goodness," to arrest Sir William Berkeley for the purpose of sending him--as those of earlier times had sent Governor Harvey--home to England, to stand trial for his "demerits toward his Majesty's subjects of Virginia," and for the "likely loss of that colony," for lack of defence against the "native savages." Before leaving "Middle Plantation" the Rebel issued a summons, in the name of the King, and signed by four members of his Majesty's Council, for a meeting of the Grand Assembly, to be held upon September 4, to manage the affairs of the colony in his absence. Jamestown he left under the command of Colonel Hansford, whom he commissioned to raise forces for the safety of the country, if any should be needed. He then set out, with a mind at rest, upon his Indian warfare. The few who had had the hardihood to openly oppose his plans he left behind him safe within prison bars; others, who were at first unfriendly to him, he had won over to his way of thinking by argument; while any that he suspected might raise any party against him in his absence, he took along with him. For the third time, then, he marched to the "Falls of James River," where it is writ...

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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. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ix. the indian war-path again. Bacon at once began making ready to continue his oft-interrupted Indian campaign, but first, to be sur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217107508

ISBN - 13:9780217107501

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