Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: s mended a new consideration of the matter by the General Assembly, alleging, upon the authority of Nicholson's report, that New York was the barrier of Virginia against the Indians and French of Canada; and as such, it was but justice she should defend it. The assembly deemed it but due respect to his majesty to take the subject again into consideration, hut found no reason to change their former opinion, declaring that neither the forts then in being, nor any others that might be built in the province of New York, could in the least avail in the defence pr security of Virginia; for that either the French, or the northern Indians, might invade the colony, and not come within a hundred miles of such fort. The failure of this great subject irritated the governor beyond expression; and excited in his mind the most inordinate antipathy to the assembly. He charged the conduct of the assembly to a spirit of rebellion, and inveighed against what he called its parsimony, in the most unmeasured terms, offering to pay the quota of Virginia out of his own pocket, and boasting afterwards that he had done it; but, at the same time, taking the obligation of the gentleman to whom he gave the bills, that no use should be made of them until the queen should remit money to pay them. This affectation of generosity was designed to gain popularity with the other colonies. CHAPTER VI. EVENTS FROM THE YEAR 1705 TO THE TERMINATION OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR. . Goo. Nicholson tupcrscded by Nott, and he by Jennings. ? Administration of Gat. Spotswood ? he effects a postage over the Blue Ridge. ? Drysdale governor? succeeded by Gooch. ? Death of Rev. James Blair. ? Notice of Col. Wm. Byrd. ? Gon fit's charge to the Grand Jury, against Presbyterians, Methodists, J-c. ? Burning of ...
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