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Contents



CHAPTER XI — COLONIAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT
75. Clerk Ephraim Herman:
  The Business of a County Court, 1681
205
76. Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Council of Albany:
  Records of a City Government, 1700
208
77. Vestry of St. Paul's Parish, Chowan Precinct:
  Records of a Vestry Meeting, 1702
212
78. Clerk Captain Richard Waterman:
  Proceedings of a Town-Meeting, 1721
214
79. John Adams:
  The Dignity of a Selectman, 1763-1766
220


PART IV

COLONIAL LIFE

CHAPTER XII — THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE
80. Madam Sarah Kemble Knight:
  A Lady's Travel in New England, 1704
224
81. Benjamin Franklin
  "A Man Diligent in his Calling,"
229
82. Colonel William Byrd:
  Society in Virginia, 1732
235
83. Eliza Lucas:
  A Modern Woman, 1741-1742
238
84. Captain Francis Goelet:
  Roisterers in Boston, 1750
240

CHAPTER XIII — COMMERCE AND CURRENCY
85. Governor the Earl of Bellomont:
  Official Protection of Pirates, 1698
244
86. Anonymous:
  A Plea for Protective Duties, 1704
247
87. Collector Archibald Kennedy:
  A Case of Smuggling, 1739
249
88. Governor William Burnet:
  A Defence of Paper Money, 1724
251
89. Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations:
  Paper Money Forbidden, 1740
254