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Historical and Political,

OF THE

First Planting, Progressive Improvements,

and Present State of the BRITISH'Set-
tlements in NORTH-AMERICA.

CONTAINING

1. The History of the Provinces tures, Trade and Navigation,
and Colonies of New-Hamp-

Laws and Government.
Thire, Rhode Island, Connec- II. Their Natural History, Re-
ticat, New York, New Jer- ligious Sectaries, Paper Curren-
fies, Pensylvania, Maryland, cies, and other Miscellanies,
and Virginia; their leveral|III. Several Medical Digressions,
original Settlements and gra- with a curious Differtation on
dual Improvements; their Boun- the Treatment of the Small-
daries, Produce and Manufac- Pox, and Inoculation.

By WILLIAM DOUGLASS, M. D.

VOL. II.

HISTORIANS, like sworn Evidences in Courts of Law, ought

to declare the WHOLE TRUTH (so far as comes to their
Knowledge) and nothing but the TRUTH.

BOSTON, New-ENGLAND, Printed :
LONDON, re-printed for R.BALDWIN in Pater-nofter-Row

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Province of NEW HAMPSHIRE
Claims in property and jurisdiction
A digression concerning colony legislatures
A dispute between the governor and representatives
British and French claims in America
Legislature and courts of judicature
Produce, trade and navigation
Miscellanies
A digression of America timber and naval stores

22 ibid.

33 35, 73

43 48 50 51

52

76 77

Colony of RHODE-ISLAND
The sundry original settlements
Government or jurisdiction
Paper currencies continued
The number of people and valuations
VOL. II.

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85

87

89 Boun

90

94

98

102

104

107

ibid.

108

102

119

151

Colony of CONNECTICUT

The original voluntary associations

Boundaries

Trade, and navigation

The charter

Legislature and courts of judicature

Rates and taxes

Militia and number of people

Produce, manufactures and trade

Connecticut college

Mountains and rivers

Paper currencies continued

Abstract of some of their laws

A digression of grain, grazing, &c.

Concerning the natural history of New-England

Miscellanies

158

ibid,
160

162

164

166

177

178

180

183

190

192

193

203

209

219

Province of New-YORK

220

The English conquest of New. Netherlands and confirmed

by the Dutch to the English

221

Boundaries

224

British and French claims in North-America continued

226

The five great inland lakes, the New-York Six nations of

Indians

235

Its islands and corporation towns

236

Their French and Indian wars

240

Succeffive governors of the province

246

Legislature and some peculiar laws

250

Paper currencies continued

254

Courts of judicature

256

Produce, manufactures, trade and navigation

257

Mountains and rivers

260

Miscellanies

262

Province

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