Related to Extortious: extortionate


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He made Bacon a member of his council, but Bacon was disgusted by conditions in the colony, remarking, "The poverty of the country is such that all the power and sway is got into the hands of the rich, who by extortious advantages, having the common people in their debt, have always curbed and oppressed them in all manner of ways." When Berkeley, in addition to his other negligences, also refused to help the settlers in their conflicts with the Indians, Bacon organized a troop of frontiersmen.