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As you can see I am busy delving into the fascinating history of America's colonial currencies. Decades before the American revolution, each of the colonies issued their own paper money. These monetary experiments embroiled the colonies in controversy, fueling political disputes both within the colonies and between the colonies and England. These experiments also raised fundamental economic questions, such as how paper money influences prices, exchange rates, economic growth, and the balance of trade. Almost three centuries later, these issues remain unsettled, and continue to spark controversy. Search the documents Pamphlets Other Contemporary Writings Articles Articles elsewhere on the web Money in the American Colonies, Ron Michener, from EH.Net encyclopedia. Miscellaneous This page maintained by the Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia. History of the Transition from ... Massachusetts Government Act. Anno Decimo Quarto Georgii III.
Regis. An Act for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to annul or make void the commission granted before the said first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four, to any Judges of the Inferior Courts of Common Pleas, Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer, the Attorney General, Provosts, Marshals, Justices of the Peace, or other officers; but that they may hold and exercise the same, as if this act had never been made, until the same shall be determined by death, removal by the Governor, or other avoidance, as the case may happen. Suffolk Resolves. Resolved by the Continental Congress Saturday, September 17, 1774, A.
M. Whereas the power but not the justice, the vengeance but not the wisdom of Great-Britain, which of old persecuted, scourged, and exiled our fugitive parents from their native shores, now pursues us, their guiltless children, with unrelenting severity: And whereas, this, then savage and uncultivated desart, was purchased by the toil and treasure, or acquired by the blood and valor of those our venerable progenitors; to us they bequeathed the dearbought inheritance, to our care and protection they consigned it, and the most sacred obligations are upon us to transmit the glorious purchase, unfettered by power, unclogged with shackles, to our innocent and beloved offspring. On the fortitude, on the wisdom and on the exertions of this important day, is suspended the fate of this new world, and of unborn millions.
That Dr. Attest, William Thompson, Clerk. "May it please your excellency, Adjourned till Monday morning. Notes: Anarchiad. A New England Poem, by Joel Barlow 1754-1812David Humphreys1752-1818 John Trumbull1750-1831Lemuel Hopkins1750-1801. Original Source: The Anarchiad.
A New England Poem. Ed. LUTHER G. RIGGS. New Haven: Printed by THOMAS H. Copyright 2003. Full Colophon Information THE ANARCHIAD: A New England Poem. [From "The New Haven Gazette and Connecticut Magazine" of October 26th, 1786.] AMERICAN ANTIQUITIES. MESSRS. Happening myself to come upon the spot immediately after this treasure had been discovered, I was permitted to take possession of it, in the name and for the use of our society. As it would swell this paper beyond the limits I had prescribed, to give a critical analysis of this inimitable work, I must content myself with observing, that the excellency of its fable, the novelty and dignity of its characters, the sublimity of sentiments, and the harmony of numbers, give it the first rank in merit amongst the productions of human genius. I know not whether it is necessary to remark, in this place, what the critical reader will probably have already observed, that the celebrated English poet, Mr.
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