History of the United States of America: From the Discovery of the Continent, Volume 1

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D. Appleton & Company, 1898

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Contents

William Brewster of Scrooby Death of Queen Elizabeth
47
CHAPTER IV
50
Melendez and Spaniards found St Augustine
56
Search for a northeast passage
62
Gilbert perishes at sea Raleighs patent Voyage of Amidas and Barlow
69
Raleigh directs the colony to the Chesapeake Its failure
76
The red men
81
Gorges and Sir John Popham
82
Arrive in Virginia Jamestown
88
The landing at Plymouth
90
Smith saves the colony and explores the Chesapeake
94
The expedition to relieve the starving colony wrecked on the Bermudas
100
Marriage of Pocabontas and Rolfe
106
Firmness of Sir Edwin Sandys
110
Acts of the first colonial assembly
112
Tax in England on tobacco
116
Influence of the jurists of France
122
A massacre and a war
128
CHAPTER IX
135
A second massacre by the red men
142
Virginia during the protectorate of Cromwell
148
COLONIZATION OF MARYLAND
154
A company of adventurers explore the Potomac and plant St Marys
160
Disturbance of Ingle
166
Papists in Maryland few in number
172
Rise of the Reformation in England
178
Puritans in exile
184
Independents ask leave to colonize Canada
191
Their progress and success
194
CHAPTER XIV
230
The farewell of his company
237
CHAPTER XV
249
CHAPTER XVI
257
Great emigration to the valley of the Connecticut
265
Government organized in New Haven
271
Transfer of the charter
274
Hampden and Cromwell
277
Its towns and townmeetings
285
The United Colonies of New England Conditions of union
291
Government instituted in Providence
297
Danger from Presbyterianism
304
Rhode Island
362
Eliots Christian commonwealth
368
The spirit and firmness of the people
375
Great debates in the privy council
381
The war reaches Brookfield Deerfield and Northfield
389
Vigorous prosecution of the war
392
New Hampshire a royal province Its general assembly
398
Weakness of the magistrates Solemn debates of the deputies
404
Parties from Virginia
410
The constitutions for Carolina
417
An insurrection and a free government Eastchurch governor of Albemarle
423
CHAPTER VIII
429
Selfgovernment More emigrants Dissenters ScotchIrish
431
CHAPTER IX
437
A representative democracy and a rising aristocracy Servants
443
The revenue the governors salary the judiciary county taxation
449
CHAPTER XI
455
Berkeley is censured and removed His death
471
CHAPTER XIII
494
His second expedition Lord Baltimore A Dutch fort at Hartford
500
Å treaty of peace with the red
506
Stuyvesant governor of New Netherland A prophecy Municipal liberties
507
Africans The brewers resist an excise
513
Stuyvesant and the burgomasters New York surrenders
519
New York reconquered Louis XIV invades Holland
525
His struggle for freedom of mind
531
He accepts universal and necessary truths The Bible Christianity
537
Faith in progress
544
Quakers buy West New Jersey
546
CHAPTER XVI
552
His travels in Europe bis return becomes a Quaker Imprisoned 057
558
Penn and Lord Baltimore
564
Boundary with Maryland Mason and Dixons line Penns fame
570
His colonial policy
576
New York charter of franchises and privileges
582
Andros at Boston as governor of New England
584
THE REVOLUTION OF 1688
590
The tory party The whig party The third party
596
CHAPTER XIX
602
Anabaptists Calvin Political mission of Calvinism
608
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