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RESTRICTIONS ON COLONIAL COMMERCE.

Charles I. p. 209-Virginia retains its Liberties, 210-Death of Yeard-
ley, 211-Harvey's Administration, 213-Sir Francis Wyatt's, 218-Sir
William Berkeley's Administration, 219-Intolerance, 222-A second

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ERRATA.

The candid reader is requested to correct the following errata. Page 58, note 3, for Elliot's, read Ellicot's.-p. 99, line?

1, for isle, read isles.-p. 127 and 128, in the margin, for 1603, read 1602.-p. 139, line 10, for charter, read check.-p.

note 1,

4, was, read not.-P.

for

read 1602.

HISTORY

OF

THE

UNITED STATES.

INTRODUCTION.

a

The United States of America constitute an essential portion of a great political system, embracing all the civilized nations of the earth. At a period when the force of moral opinion is rapidly increasing, they have the precedence in the practice and the defence of the equal rights of man. The sovereignty of the people is here a conceded axiom, and the laws, established upon that basis, are cherished with faithful patriotism. While the nations of Europe aspire after change, our constitution engages the fond admiration of the people, by which it has been established. Prosperity follows the execution of even justice; invention is quickened by the freedom of competition; and labor rewarded with sure and unexampled returns. Domestic peace is maintained without the aid of a military establishment; public sentiment permits the existence of but few standing troops, and those only along

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VOL. I.

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