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    John Andrew Doyle
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1875 Original Publisher: Macmillan Subjects: United States History / Europe / General History / United States / General History / World History / Medieval Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IX. NEW ENGLAND AFTER THE REVOLUTION. New England under William and Mary (1) -- executions for witchcraft (2) -- the French in Canada (3) -- war between tht French and English settlers (4) -- peace with the Indians (5) -- the New England charters in danger (6) -- disputes in Massachusetts between the governor and the assembly (7) -- Belcher's dismissal (8) -- War with Canada (9) -- the smaller New Englana colonies (10). I. New England under William and Mary. -- The charter just mentioned left some important points unsettled. It did not definitely decide whether the Acts of the English Parliament were to be in all cases binding on the colony, nor did it say whether the English Parliament had any power of taxing the colonists. The Court of Massachusetts tried to decide this latter point in their own favour. In 1692 they passed an Act declaring that no tax should be levied in the colony without the consent of the Court. To this law the English Government refused its assent. If it had passed, it would have saved many quarrels between the colonists and their Governors, in which the latter were always worsted, and it might have even prevented the separation of the colonies eighty-four years later. Connecticut soon found itself in opposition to the English Government. Colonel Fletcher, the Governor of New York, had a commission from the Crown giving him the command of the Connecticut militia. He did not wish to use this himself, but merely to asse...  
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