Thirteen Colonies

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Thirteen Colonies

Thir·teen Colonies

 (thûr-tēn′)
The thirteen British colonies in North America that joined together to form the original states of the United States, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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In three substantive chapters, Hsueh focuses on the proprietary colonies of Maryland, Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Hsueh makes it clear that the examples are deliberately selective, but the decision to focus solely on three proprietary colonies is hOt satisfactorily defended.
PROPRIETARY COLONIES differed from chartered colonies in that the public revenue of the colony belonged to the private proprietor rather than to the common shareholders of the chartered corporation and the freemen who subsequently became residents.
Proprietary colonies had to ensure law and order, provide for their own defense, and build and maintain roads, prisons, public buildings, and fortifications.
On page 134, he writes that "Both Virginia and Maryland were established as proprietary colonies, the former reserved for members of the Church of England, the latter for Catholics.
Like Cornbury, he sought personal gain by promoting royal centralization of proprietary colonies and he, too, joined the Anglican missionary Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.