Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie
; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
They had been the settlers of thirteen separate and distinct English colonies
, along the margin of the shore of the North American Continent; contiguously situated, but chartered by adventurers of characters variously diversified, including sectarians, religious and political, of all the classes which for the two preceding centuries had agitated and divided the people of the British islands--and with them were intermingled the descendants of Hollanders, Swedes, Germans, and French fugitives from the persecution of the revoker of the Edict of Nantes.
--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies
; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The other and better course is to send colonies
to one or two places, which may be as keys to that state, for it is necessary either to do this or else to keep there a great number of cavalry and infantry.
We will begin at the time when the subject of the Colonies
first showed a tendency to creep menacingly into the daily chit-chat of his Uncle Frederick.
It was his lot to share the fortune of most of those who brought wealth with them into the new settlements of the middle colonies
The method of planting colonies
. His native country commended.
In order that the children might fully understand the all-important history of the chair, Grandfather now thought fit to speak of the progress that was made in settling several colonies
. The settlement of Plymouth, in 1620, has already been mentioned.
Also, she was compelled to let her great colonies
slip away from her.
It was the head-quarters of the different colonies
of the Russian Fur Company, and the common rendezvous of the American vessels trading along the coast.
He was the youngest son of his father, a poor parson at the other end of the county, and had arrived at Talbothays Dairy as a six months' pupil, after going the round of some other farms, his object being to acquire a practical skill in the various processes of farming, with a view either to the Colonies
, or the tenure of a home-farm, as circumstances might decide.
It wasn't so much the money; but the class of people who went in for it weren't the same; and two or three boys knew curates whose fathers were tradesmen: they'd rather go out to the Colonies
(in those days the Colonies
were still the last hope of those who could get nothing to do in England) than be a curate under some chap who wasn't a gentleman.